Want to be an asteroid miner? James Cameron is hiring now!

A few months ago, James Cameron announced that he's investing in a staggeringly ambitious scheme to mine asteroids. Now the company behind the project, Planetary Resources, is taking job applications. Wanna mine space rocks?

Chris Lewicki, the president of Planetary Resources, announced that the company's hiring paid interns in an email to supporters Monday.

"Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner?

"Well, here's your chance!

"We're looking for passionate college students for
paid coop positions to help us mine asteroids
this spring and summer...

"If you love space and want to contribute directly to
the development of the next generation of space
exploration technologies, we want to hear from you
(or from anyone you know that you think would be
interested)."

Sadly, the company's really only looking for juniors and seniors in college studying things like aerospace engineering and computer science with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Plus, you have to be willing to relocate to Bellevue, Wash., from January to August of next year. And even if you do get the gig, you won't be doing any actual mining, as the company isn't planning to start those operations until the end of the decade.

Still, it could be a chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the coolest industries the future has to offer. So if you meet the qualifications, why not give it a shot?

Check out the full job posting on the Planetary Resources website here.

(Via Talking Points Memo)

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