Get Involved! PoliTo Rocket Team has numerous positions available for undergraduate and graduate students of Politecnico di Torino. Here you can find our Open Positions and some Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process or about the Team. If you still have some questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on social media or at

Open positions

Graphic Designer

Subteam: Operations
Division: Media


As a Graphic Designer, you will be in charge of designing the Team’s mission patches, logos and uniforms, and help design the external coating of the Team’s rockets. You will design social media posts and website UI & UX in tight collaboration with photographers, video makers, rendering specialists, and web developers, leveraging modern design styles and patterns.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of prototyping softwares and graphics softwares

Desirable skills

  • Attention to details and being up to date on the latest trends

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student team of Politecnico di Torino, we do not offer any paid employment.

Photographer and Videomaker

Subteam: Operations
Division: Media


Aa a Photographer and Videomaker, you will be responsable to create visual content that aligns with the team's identity and communication goals. Apart from photography, video editing is another major task that will be crucial for the team's success in competitions. You will be working closely with designers, to showcase your work in the best possible way.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of photo and video editing softwares such as Adobe Photoshop and Davinci Resolve

Desirable skills

  • Past experience for this position is desirable but not necessary

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student team of Politecnico di Torino, we do not offer any paid employment.

Engine Control Strategy (Software/Hardware)

Subteam: Efesto
Division: Engine Control Strategy


Our goal is to develop the engine control system. We are looking for individuals with skills in digital and analog electronics, circuit design, superficial knowledge of embedded systems, and microcontrollers.

Desirable skills

  • Basic knowledge in Arduino
  • Basic knowledge in analog and digital circuits

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student team of Politecnico di Torino, we do not offer any paid employment.

Desktop Application Developer

Subteam: Vittorio Emanuele II
Division: Avionics


Altitude, orientation, speed, and most importantly for recovery, GPS location sent by the rocket during flight and retrieved by ground antennas must be processed, displayed, and saved in real time.

As a ground station developer, your job will be to develop a desktop application with a logical, neat, and aesthetic structure that can perform the tasks mentioned above. This task involves interacting with all the different avionics systems, so communication protocols play a critical role. Projects will be developed in close collaboration with other division members.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of software engineering principles and practices
  • Familiarity with communication protocols and interfaces
  • Good programming skills
  • Basic/Intermediate English writing and speaking skills
  • Basic knowledge of LaTeX

Desirable skills

  • Previous experience with the QtQuick framework and QML language
  • Experience with data processing and visualization tools
  • Experience with embedded systems and hardware interfaces
  • Good interdisciplinary communication skills

Please be informed that your work will be entirely voluntary. As we are a student team of Politecnico di Torino, we do not offer any paid employment.


How can I join the Team?

If there are open positions, there is the possibility of joining the Team. More details can be found by reading the open positions' descriptions and apply procedures.

The main recruitment process is generally held at the beginning of the academic year, but some positions might be open in other time periods too: look out for any updates on our social media and on our website.

Are there any requirements for joining the team?

Candidates must have time to dedicate to our projects, and an intermediate English proficiency level is preferred. We accept all PoliTo students regardless of program and year (undergraduate, graduate and PhD).

Can I join as a first-year student?

Yes, and we encourage you to! Theoretical knowledge and previous experience are appreciated, but they are not everything. Young and motivated students can learn and acquire real experience while working on our projects.

As of Summer 2023, more than half of the Team's members are Bachelor's students, and many of them are first-year students!

Can I join the team as an international student?

Of course! As of Summer 2023, more than 25% of the Team's members are international students. The selection process is the same for international and Italian students. As for any other student, good English knowledge is preferred. Italian language proficiency is not required, but appreciated.

Can I join the Team with a low level English proficiency?

The Team's official language is English, and it is preferred that candidates have at least an intermediate language proficiency. Candidates with advanced English proficiency will have an advantage. Exceptions can be made for candidates with a particular set of skills or with important prior experience.

How much time do I need to put into the team every week?

There is not a rule for how much time you need to put in. There can be weeks where you will not work at all, but there will be days where you will need to work many hours. The Team is young and does not have a large number of members, so it is expected that the members of the Team put a considerable amount of work into our projects.

In general, we expect that students can provide at the very least 6 hours of work for the Team per week. Exceptions can be made for particular positions, such as those which require particular skills or prior experience.

Can I join the Team if I am not an engineering student?

Yes, the Team accepts students coming from all programs offered at Politecnico. There are many positions available in the Team, especially in the Operations subteam, which are suited also for students coming from non-engineering programs.

Do you recruit only aerospace engineering students?

Of course not! Even if as of now the majority of the Team's members come from the aerospace engineering program (around 68% as of Fall 2022), some of the Team's positions are suited for students of the computer science, electronic, mechanical, management, or energy engineering programs, as well as many others.

Furthermore, due to competition, the acceptance rate for aerospace engineering students is probably going to be lower than the one for students coming from other programs. This means that if you do not study aerospace engineering, you might face less competition in your application for certain positions than your aerospace engineering colleagues.

What is the acceptance rate onto the team?

Fall 2022 was the first general recruitment of the Team and we had an acceptance rate of around 15%. As much as we would love to accept every application, the Team can not manage the work of hundreds of members. Do not let this discourage you: we are always looking for motivated and talented young students.

Do you recruit at the beginning of the 2nd semester?

We do not know yet, but it is unlikely. Training new members takes time, and if students join in the winter semester they will start working towards the end of the academic year, which is not ideal.

Students could be recruited at the beginning of the 2nd semester if they possess a particular set of skills or experience which matches the Team's needs.

Can I join the Team if I am not a Politecnico di Torino student, or if I am a high school student?

PoliTo Rocket Team is a student team which gets its resources from the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering of Politecnico di Torino. For this reason, we can't accept students outside Politecnico. However, it is possible to cooperate and work together on some particular projects. If you are working on a rocketry-related project and you want to collaborate with us, contact us.

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