Description: On-site work program for undergraduate and graduate students from Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities, as well as, postdoctoral and faculty. This program is in partnership with the Aerospace Education Research and Operations Institute (AERO).
GEM - National Consortium for Graduate Degree for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. Fellowship
Description: This program is a unique network of universities, companies, government agencies, alumni and faculty. NASA is one of the agency participants. GEM assists underrepresented minority students in obtaining MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences.
MAES - The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
Description: NASA-DFRC is one of MAES member organizations. Every year NASA sponsors a few students to come on Center and work side by side with engineers.
WRP –Workforce Recruitment Program
Description: Recruitment resource for identifying job candidates with disabilities skilled in a wide varitey of fields.
LERCIP (Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program) College
Description: Ten-week summer program developed between a partnership of NASA Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute that provides internships for students in science, engineering, professional administrative and technical areas. Internships are available with various starting dates during the summer at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Eligibility: US citizen; Full-time students pursing a degree in science, math, engineering, technology, or business administration at an accredited college or university throughout the United States or Puerto Rico. College-bound graduating high schools seniors or 2-year college students with plans to pursue degrees are also eligible. Students must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA.
Description: Ten-week program that runs from June through August. The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research and development division of the Johns Hopkins University that supports the Department of Defense, NASA and other Government agencies through innovative applied research, technical development, and problem solving. The APL campus is located 20 miles north of Washington, DC in Laurel, MD.
Eligibility: Enrolled at the junior, senior or early graduate level as of May of the program year; GPA 3.0/4.0; US citizen; Certification of approved background investigation.
DC Space Grant Intern Program
Description: The DC Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC) program is a NASA fall semester paid internship that matches students with NASA mentors at both NASA Headquarters, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Members of underrepresented and/or undeserved groups are encouraged to apply. Students team with a principal Investigator (PI) at GSFC for research in science or engineering. Students must work between 15-20 hours per week and submit monthly evaluation forms. The program is funded through NASA on a year to year basis, so announcements for the present year competition cannot be made until funding is available. If funding is available, the DCSGC will announce it on its web page in early spring. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Eligibility: Full time undergraduate or graduate student attending one of the District’s universities or colleges. Selection based upon academic achievement, background/skills and academic objectives, and their “fit” for the particular assignments they chose. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident (as of May of the program year).
IVV (Independent Verification and Validation Internship Program)
Description: Ten-week resident summer research program that runs from June through August at the NASA IV & V Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia for diverse undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related fields.
Eligibility: Enrolled as a junior, senior undergraduate at the early graduated level as of May of the program year; GPA 3.0/4.0; US citizenship or permanent resident status.
NDTCI (North Dakota Tribal College Initiative)
Description: Ten-week summer program that provides students enrolled in a Tribal College in North Dakota, South Dakota or Montana with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service with NASA and gain hands-on experience in their field of study. The internship is student learning work experience in which the intern is paired with a mentor from Goddard’s science or engineering laboratories through a match between the Lab’s requirements and the student’s background, academic level and interest. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Eligibility: Enrolled in a North Dakota, South Dakota or Montana Tribal College or University on a full-time basis; GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; Rising Sophomore or above at the time of internship; US citizen; pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field of relevance to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Application Deadline:February 15 (to North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges)
SAWDRIP (Summer Aerospace Workforce Development Research Internship Program)
Description: Ten-week program from June through August where students are placed in state-of-the-art projects with aerospace companies providing experience in skills marketable to both NASA and aerospace companies that support NASA.
Location: Participating Aerospace contractor companies that support the mission of NASA/GSFC in the Washington, DC area.
Eligibility: Rising junior or senior undergraduate and graduate students; GPA 3.0/4.0.
SIECA (Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications)
Description: Ten-week program that provides “hands-on” experience from June through August in various space-related scientific and technological fields.
Eligibility: Enrolled as a junior, senior undergraduate or at the early graduate level; GPA 3.0/4.0; Major in engineering, science, math, computer science or other areas of interest to the aerospace program; US citizenship. Note: Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are encouraged to apply.
SIP (Student Internship Program)
Description: Ten-week summer research program from June through August for diverse undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in aerospace-related fields. The students may have the opportunity to participate in field trips to NASA Centers and local space industry sties.
Eligibility: Enrolled at the junior, senior or early graduate level as of May of the program year; GPA 3.0/4.0; Major in engineering, science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc), math, computer science or other areas of interest to the aerospace program; US citizen or permanent resident.
SPI (Special Project Interns)
Description: Students or Faculty members are paired with a scientist or engineer in a laboratory setting at Goddard Space Flight Center or Wallops Flight Facility to actively participate in a research project using the expertise of a mentor. This program is designed to cover special needs and opportunities not addressed by our other student and faculty programs. Students and Faculty with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Eligibility: Be enrolled in or teaching at a college or university; students need to supply evidence of scholastic aptitude in science and math; faculty need to supply evidence of research development, or engineering capabilities; students need to supply all college transcripts and 2 letters of recommendation.
Application Deadline:Due dates are established at http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/application/
Description: The Goddard Space Flight Center's Earth-Sun Exploration Division and Wallops Flight Facility, in collaboration with the Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, led by the University of Maryland Baltimore County, offers a limited number of graduate student research opportunities. These opportunities are designed to stimulate interest in interdisciplinary Earth science studies by enabling selected students to pursue specially tailored research projects on coastal processes in conjunction with Goddard scientific mentors during the program period.
Eligibility: Graduate students in any Earth science and related disciplines.
Description: Ten-week program that introduces undergraduates to research at the Caltech campus or JPL under the guidance of mentors. Students experience the processes of research and gain a realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research center. Program runs from June 11, 2007 – August 17, 2007.
Eligibility: For projects to be conducted at JPL, the students must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2007
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Internship Program
Description: Ten-weeks summer student program spent at JPL.
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students; US citizen; Enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time at a Space Grant affiliated college or university.
Application Deadline: Competition for awards is generally held in January.
PGGURP (Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program) – JPL & Ames
Description: Eight-week summer program that provides undergraduates majoring in geology and related sciences an opportunity to participate in research in planetary geosciences, working under the direction of a NASA-sponsored planetary geology and geophysics investigator. Work assignments may include any NASA center, industry, or university where a NASA-sponsored researcher is located (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US Geological Survey Astrogeology Branch and Ames Research Center).
Eligibility: Undergraduates (juniors and above) majoring in geology or related sciences and who have not been previously selected. Preference will be given to US citizens, but US citizenship is not required.
LPI (Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science)
Description: Allows undergraduates to participate in lunar and planetary research with scientists at LPI and Johnson Space Center. Ten-week program from June 4, 2007 – August 10, 2007. $3500 stipend plus housing, $1000 travel expense reimbursement.
Eligibility: Undergraduates with at least 50 semester-hours credit interested in pursuing a career in the physical sciences.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2007
Career Exploration Program
Description: CEP is a competitive student employment program that provides opportunities for college students to receive rich on-the-job training experiences that encourage educational advancement and academic achievement. Students are given 1-year appointments and must re-apply for a 1-year extension. They support organizations with both administrative and technical tasks. Students can work up to 20 hours/week.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students pursuing a four-year degree at a local college or university.
Description: Ten-week summer projectestablished by JSC Director George Abbey in 1996. The primary goal is to research and interview the individuals from NASA’s glorious past who enabled the exciting and challenging space programs of yesterday and today. These include the managers, engineers, scientists, technicians, doctors, astronauts, employees of NASA, and contractors who served in key roles during the early Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. Interns in the summer program conduct background research and prepare biographical profiles on project participants.
Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a four-year college or university who have completed at least their sophomore year. Students seeking graduate degrees in history or space studies with research experience, good writing and documentation skills, and computer experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are preferred.
Reduced Gravity Student Flight Program
Description: Provides a unique academic experience for undergraduate students to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly, and evaluate a reduced-gravity experiment of their choice over the course of six months. The overall experience includes scientific research, hands-on experimental design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities. Through this program NASA hopes to attract outstanding young scholars to careers in math, science and engineering; introduce young scholars to careers with NASA and the space program; encourage research and testing of serious science and engineering ideas; and educate both the general public and school-aged children about educational and professional opportunities available with NASA.
Eligibility: Each prospective flight crew member must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning (junior college, community college, college, university) at the time the proposal is submitted. Flight Crew members must be 18 or older before arrival in Houston. All Participants Must be US Citizens.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2008
Kennedy Space Center Intern Program
Description: Intended to attract students who are pursuing a degree which KSC normally recruits to work during the summer months as well as other academic terms. The objective is to provide students valuable work experience related to their academic studies and knowledge of KSC's mission. The Program also provides KSC an opportunity to evaluate the student's suitability for participation in the Co-op Program or full-time employment upon graduation.
Eligibility: Students must be a U.S Citizen at least 16 years of age, must have completed their Junior year in high school and achieved at least a 3.0 overall grade point average and satisfactorily pass a security background investigation.
Description: The Florida Space Grant Consortium sees ourselves developing stronger contacts with government, industry, and educational partners, and using these contacts and partnerships to further meet the needs of Florida's educational system. In addition, FSGC will work closely with Kennedy Space Center (KSC), as KSC moves its focus to becoming a Spaceport Technology Center. This close interaction will afford greater opportunities for our award recipients to perform research and investigations on projects that will be utilized by real-world space-related projects and missions.
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements vary from program to program. To determine eligibility for the Florida Space Grant’s programs, use the website below to interact with the Florida Space Grant directly. http://fsgc.engr.ucf.edu/
Description: Eight- week internship, which can be during the summer or other academic term, intended to attract students who are pursuing a degree in the STEM field. The objective is to provide students valuable work experience related to their academic studies and knowledge of NASA/KSC's missions.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen attending an accredited academic institution with a 3.0 (or higher) overall grade point average, pursuing a career in STEM and must satisfactorily pass a security background investigation.
Description: The umbrella for individual Principle Investigator Awards for Research. Developed to increase the number of socially and economically disadvantaged and disabled students receiving advanced degrees and entering careers in NASA-related fields. Recipients of these awards will be able to enhance their research capabilities through interaction with NASA researchers and other faculty. The goals of the FAR program are to provide faculty at minority institutions with an opportunity early in their careers, to integrate the research and education components with the unique mission requirements of a specific NASA installation or JPL. Also to increase the interest of traditionally underrepresented communities in the Agency’s mission and enhance a broader array of America’s citizenry in the NASA-sponsored research community.
LARSS (Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program) - Langley
Description: Ten-week program intended to encourage college students to earn graduate degrees and enhance their interest in aerospace research by exposing them to the professional research resources and facilities of Langley Aerospace Research Center. Will be required to submit a research project completed by each participant under the supervision of a mentor researcher and an individual technical report and attend technical lectures. Tours of LaRC wind tunnels, computational facilities, and laboratories. The research period begins the first week of June. Participants are awarded an undergraduate scholarship of $4,500 or $5,000 for graduate students.
Eligibility: US citizenship; Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level) who will be returning to school in the fall; GPA of 3.0/4.0.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2007
Opportunities available at multiple Centers:
AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society Intern Program) – Glenn & Goddard
Description: Ten-week summer program that provides qualified AISES students with internship opportunities to explore potential federal service with NASA and gain hands-on experience in their field of study. The internship is a student learning work experience in which the intern is paired with a mentor from scientific or engineering laboratories through a match between the Lab’s requirements for a project and the student’s background, academic level and interests. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Eligibility: Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); enrolled and pursuing a degree in a college or university on a full-time basis, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at the time the internship begins; AISES membership is strongly encouraged; US citizenship or permanent resident.
Application Deadline: February 15 (to AISES)
EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
Description: NASA’s Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s four Mission Directorates -- Science, Aeronautics, Space Operations, and Exploration Systems -- and NASA’s ten (10) Centers solicit proposals for the NASA EPSCoR program. Proposals are due on July 10, 2007. Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research programs that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology priorities of one or more of the four Mission Directorates and/or one or more of the ten NASA Centers, and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction.
Eligibility: Jurisdictions eligible to apply for funding under the NASA EPSCoR program are current National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR jurisdictions. The eligible jurisdictions are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Application Deadline: No application, must complete proposal process.
MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Programs)
Description: Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) are administered through NASA's Office of Education to increase the agency's responsiveness to Federal mandates related to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Other Minority Universities (OMUs), including Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). The programming staff is responsible for formulating and executing NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) budget and for developing agency wide policies, procedures and guidelines that enhance the involvement of HBCUs and OMUs in the mission of the Agency. Duration of the programs varies by program.
Application Deadline:Varies by program
NSGCFP (National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program)
Description: Provides specialized training and education programs to help maintain the United States’ capabilities in aerospace science and technology, and education, and capitalizes on the multiple opportunities afforded by the space environment. Each state consortium is challenged to establish a national and statewide network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space, and related fields; to encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and Federal, state and local governments; to encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace; to recruit and train professionals, especially women, underrepresented populations, and persons with disabilities for careers in aerospace science and technology; and to promote a strong science, mathematics and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate students throughout the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The criteria for recruitment and selection are at the discretion of the consortia. However, all students must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time in a degree program related to aerospace which includes aeronautics, space science, space engineering, and related fields.
Application Deadline: At the discretion of each consortium.
Co-op Programs at other NASA Centers
Description: Gives students an opportunity to combine academic studies with on-the job training and experience-it's a great opportunity to work on exciting NASA projects, earn money, take advantage of an excellent benefit package and complete an education. There are a couple of important differences between the Co-op Program and an Internship. The Co-op Program requires students to alternate between periods of academic study with equal periods of work. Another distinction is the Co-op Program is designed to train and develop students during participation in the Program for the possibility of conversion for full time employment upon graduation. An internship is generally during one academic term, usually during the summer months, and does not allow for conversion to full time employment upon graduation. Some Centers may have Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), which are both considered to be Co-op. The main difference between the two programs is SCEP may lead to permanent NASA employment whereas STEP is solely a temporary employment program.
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen in attendance at an accredited college/university on a full-time basis; pursuing a degree in math, science, engineering or business; and enrollment in college/university Cooperative Education Program.
Application Deadline: Each Center has a different application process and requirements for participation. Please contact the Center and/or Centers that most interest you in order to learn more about the Co-Op application procedures at their particular location.