Iridium Satellite

Intern, Program Controls

Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe | US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2022-2549
Worker Category
Temporary Full-Time[ATF]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

The Iridium Internship Program is an opportunity for students to be a part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications. As an Intern, you’ll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! Come prepared to grow, develop, and learn alongside a team and the leaders of our company. The Iridium Internship program is a 12-week program that runs from May 22, 2023 to August 11, 2023. During the program, interns will have the opportunity to provide valuable support to an Iridium department on a project or important work assignment. Interns will also be provided an opportunity to engage with senior leadership and fellow interns via regular engagement activities. Interns will participate in an end of internship presentation, where we ask them to reflect on their summer internships and present a summary of what they have learned and accomplished.


What We’re Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a bright intern to join the Program Controls and Business Operations team. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work directly with members of the Program Management Office (PMO) in support of key initiatives and project execution. These initiatives include process automation, tool implementation and migration.  You will also have the opportunity to support daily operations and execution for a portfolio of program/projects.


What You’ll Do:

  • Monitor the progress of the portfolio regarding project plans, budget, and cost tracking, customize reports, resource management as well as capacity management
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization on all matters related to project data
  • Gather portfolio performance data for program/projects, analyze the data, and report results
  • Perform budget and schedule process audits to ensure compliance
  • Generate weekly/monthly/quarterly program/project status in support of program reviews
  • Assist in the development of workflow diagrams and other visuals to convey project status and processes
  • Assist in tool implementation and migration of project data

Skills You’ll Obtain:

  • Overall understanding of Program Management Office operations
  • Understanding of the program and project lifecycle as it pertains to a portfolio
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Meaningful relationships with your manager, immediate and project team members 
  • Flexibility to respond to multiple requests and sudden shifts in priorities while still meeting deadlines
  • Participant to seek out ways to gain new knowledge, and be enthusiastic in sharing knowledge with others

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelors or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution. (Business, Management, or related major)
  • Must a US Citizen
  • Must be eligible to work in person


Iridium requires all employees/new hires, including Interns, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work.  Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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