The Elliott School does award partial graduate fellowships and the Space Policy Institute has some additional limited funds for student support. However, it is expected that students will intern or work in industry, government, or at not-for-profits in the Washington, D.C. space community on a part-time basis while pursuing their degree. These sources of funds will help to reduce the financial burden of attendance. The Institute will work with our students to help them obtain these interesting and valuable internships as well as full-time job positions.
The Space Policy Institute also offers one first-year student each year the opportunity to work paid, part-time (20 hours/week), as Staff Assistant. The Staff Assistant works very closely with the Director and gets to meet and speak with many of the key players in the space policy community.