The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program connects exceptional current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with paid, summer internships in the exciting field of commercial spaceflight, as well as with notable aerospace leaders for mentorship. The summer culminates in a memorable networking summit! Upon completing the supper internship, the Fellows remain among a group of alumni who have the opportunity to continue to network with this program, their Fellow peers, assigned mentors, and future Fellows, on the path to becoming future space icons!
Three of these future icons, (fellows), along with family member Jennifer Isakowitz join Beth Mund on the Casual Space Podcast to talk about what this program has meant to each of them- and why it’s an appropriate tribute to Matthew Isakowitz- an engineer, entrepreneur, and extraordinary individual whose passion for commercial space exploration led to great strides in the industry and inspired all who knew him.
The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship 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.
WHERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: https://www.matthewisakowitzfellowship.org/about
On this episode, Beth speaks with:
- Jenny Isakowitz, MIFP Team Member (and Matthew’s sister)
- Hossain Ahmad, 2020 Fellow, Senior at Rutgers University, interned at Blue Origin
- Cadence Payne, 2020 Fellow, Graduate student at MIT, interned at Millennium Space Systems
- Josh Ingersoll, Graduate student at GWU, full-time engineer at Aerospace Corporation
Additional information about this program can be found here: