Inspiring the Next Generation of Commercial Spaceflight Leaders

Newsletter #16 • September 9, 2021

Passionate about the exciting world of commercial spaceflight? We have some important news for you…
Click Here for the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program’s Summer 2022 Application!
We are now accepting applications for Summer 2022! The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in the commercial spaceflight industry. The application is open to current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Fellows will receive a Summer 2022 paid internship at one of our host companies (examples below from this past year), get paired with a notable aerospace leader for mentorship (we’re talking astronauts, entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs, and more), and attend an unforgettable networking summit (check out our 2021 Summit recap here!). Upon comple
ting the internship, the Fellows will remain among a special group of alumni who can continue benefiting from the MIFP network on their journey to becoming future space industry icons.

Learn more about the program at a Virtual Information Session hosted by MIFP Alumni Fellows on Thursday, September 30 at 8pm ET (5pm PT). Click here to RSVP.

APPLY by October 29, 2021 at matthewisakowitzfellowship.org, or help spread the word to students who might be interested!

Thinking of applying? 
Here’s what some 2021 Matthew Isakowitz Fellows have to say:
The 2021 Matthew Isakowitz Fellows during the Summit in Los Angeles.
“The opportunity to build connections with the top executives in the space industry…is something that will undoubtedly have a huge positive impact on the rest of my career.” –Raghav Bhagwat
“It’s one amazing opportunity, after another, after another, after another.When you think the MIFP Team can’t top a panel, or tour, or activity they just did; they find a way to exceed it with the next one anyways!”—Sidney Boakye
“The breadth and depth of learning experiences during this Fellowship simultaneously narrowed my focus and broadened my perspective.”—Madeline Bowne
“Don’t be intimidated by the program, just go for it. This program will give you amazing guidance for your career and insight into the commercial space industry that I’ve never gotten elsewhere.”—Lucy Brown
“This fellowship provided me with more guidance and confidence in commercial space than any other experience or degree could.”—Mary Cooper
“The Fellowship is about building a community of leaders in the commercial aerospace industry who are invested in the betterment of humanity.”—Chava Friedman
“To say t
hat I have grown as an engineer during my MIFP summer would understate how impactful and important this fellowship has been for me.”—Amelia Gagnon
“My internship and the summit will be experiences that I will remember forever, not just for industry experience, but for the wonderful people who mentored me and the crazy number of friends I made along the way.”—Kadin Hendricks
“This program is the best possible first step into a career in commercial spaceflight.”—Halen Mattison
Do not sleep on this opportunity! You come out of it with a newfound confidence in yourself and your abilities and are so inspired to pursue your wildest of dreams.”—Kelly Reid
“I was really excited for a great internship and the ability to get mentorship from an executive in the industry. What I wasn’t expecting was to suddenly be a part of a family of fellows who share my passion for helping humanity find its way into the stars.”—Alay Shah
“You will meet the most genuine, kind, and inspirational group of peoplewhile jump-starting your career in the commercial space industry. Do not pass on this opportunity!”—Miles Simpkins
“MIFP is the single most important thing you can do as a student interested in a career in commercial spaceflight.”—Amber Yang
Just a few of the amazing 109 Alumni of the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program.
Special thanks to our Alumni Fellows, donors, host companies, mentors, volunteers, and partners, including the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program and Future Space Leaders.
The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization honoring the memory of an engineer, entrepreneur, and extraordinary individual whose passion for commercial space exploration led to great strides in the industry and inspired all those around him. The program seeks to instill that same enthusiasm into the next generation of commercial spaceflight leaders by providing impactful career training to those who embody Matthew’s drive for exploring our universe to help better humankind. Ad Astra. matthewisakowitzfellowship.org
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