SSL's College Program



A career with SSL could shape your future in ways that you've never imagined. The satellite industry promises to be an adventure—transforming ideas into realities. SSL provides mentoring, training, job variety, and social events in a program specifically designed for college graduates-particularly engineering, information technology, and business graduates who are seeking exciting and opportunity-filled first jobs.



SSL’s Internship Program

SSL has an extensive program where individuals who have completed 2 years at an accredited University or College has the opportunity to work for three months during the summer. The program is designed so that individuals will be able to gain hands-on experience while working on challenging projects, network with professionals and learn from some of the brightest minds in business.

SSL promotes teamwork, knowing that it takes a collaborative effort with more than a million employee hours to design, build, and test our satellites. We understand that our employees are our greatest asset; when our employees grow and improve, so does our business, which is why we encourage growth and promotion within the company. SSL offers management training courses for new managers. In addition, we have an employee tuition assistance program that assists employees who want to further their education in support of their career at SSL.

SSL is an active member of the community, supporting local organizations and charities, such as The Family Giving Tree and the Second Harvest Food Bank, as well as industry organizations. SSL has a charitable contribution matching program, along with a yearly United Way campaign, encouraging employees to donate to a charity and making matching contributions.

SSL has partnered with Change the Equation to support STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by giving financial support, providing resources to local schools to promote STEM careers and learning, and offering local students a first-hand look at careers in STEM fields.

SSL's SPACE (Servicing People And Community Engagement) program provides SSL employees volunteer opportunities locally.

Career Fairs

SSL participates in college fairs each spring and fall. These fairs are a great opportunity for interested students to speak with an SSL representative and learn about our admission process and company culture.

SSL hosts On-Site Career Fair on January 2, 2017.

Find out when we'll be at a college fair in your area:

Winter/Spring 2017

Santa Clara University: Engineering Career Fair

UC Santa Cruz: Science Job & Internship Fair

Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo: Winter Career Fair

UC Berkeley: Spring Career Fair

UC Davis: Engineering and Physical Sciences Internship & Career Fair

UCLA: Engineering & Technical Fair

Stanford University

San Jose State University: Engineering & Science Undergraduate Students Job & Internship Fair