ASGC - 2012 NASA Student Internships
Application deadlines listed below: Nov 2011 - Feb 2012
NASA internships provide students the opportunity to get hands-on experience and to work with scientists, aeronautics, space science, and engineering personnel at NASA Centers or within the aerospace industry.
- U.S. citizens (and sometimes permanent residents).
- Community college, undergraduate, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled full-time.
- NASA internships are generally open to students completing their sophomore through senior years, or first and second year graduate students. Some NASA internship programs will accept community college students after their second year of study, especially if they will be transferring to a 4-year institution to complete their bachelor's degree.
- Minimum of 30 credit hours/45 quarter hours completed.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 for most.
APPLICATIONS AND FUNDING
The application process varies from center to center and with different opportunities. The application deadlines shown below are for 10 week summer internships. Funding for summer internships depends upon the program and location. Please contact the Alabama Space Grant Consortium for more information.
- Application Deadline: January 18, 2012
- Application: AcademyApp.com
- Information: The NASA Academy is a unique summer institute of higher learning whose goal is to guide future leaders of the Space Program by giving them a unique perspective on the entire NASA system. It includes a 10-week residency program on the campus of a NASA research center. During this residency, students work closely with NASA researchers on on-going projects, work with other residents on team projects, and attend discussions with experts from both inside and outside NASA. Programs at Ames, Glenn, Goddard, Langley, and Marshall. Eligibility: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and citizen of participating European Space Agency countries. Lodging and meals provided.
NASA Center Internships
- Application Submission Dates: November 1, 2011 - February 1, 2012
- Application: Apply to NASA's one-stop shopping internship site - the SOLAR System
- Information: Internships at NASA centers and associated facilities. Students work with a full-time mentor at one of the NASA Centers or facilities on a hands-on research project. Students can also participate in seminars, social events, and enrichment opportunities offered at the Centers.
National Internship Programs
1. Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science (ACCESS; for disabled students)
2. Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)
3. Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST; focus on underserved and underrepresented groups in science and math)
4. NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institutions (NSTI-MI)
5. NASA Tribal College and University Project (TCUP)
6. National Space Grant College Program (Space Grant)
7. Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)
8. University Research Centers (URC)
9. Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP)
Goddard Space Flight Center Internship Programs
1. American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
2. GSFC Graduate Student Summer Program in Earth Science (GSSP)
3. Independent Verification and Validation Internship (IVV)
4. NASA Academy for Goddard
5. Science Technology, Engineering Pipeline for Underserved Populations (STEP UP)
6. Student Intern Program (SIP)
7. Summer Institute in Earth Sciences (SIES)
8. Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications (SIECA)
9. Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications - Business (SIECA - Business)
Johnson Space Flight Center Internship Programs
1. Texas Aerospace Scholars Internship (TAS)
2. Johnson Space Center 3rd Party
3. Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
OTHER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science - Due January 20, 2012.
Experience cutting-edge research in the planetary sciences at LPI or Johnson Space Center working one-on-one with top-notch planetary scientists. Open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.
Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) - Due February 1, 2012.
The LARSS program is a 10-week summer internship at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). Students pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or selected aerospace disciplines of interest to LaRC and students with other majors that lend support to NASA's Mission in special project areas such as business administration, public administration, finance, communications, journalism, accounting, and media arts are also invited to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizen.
Langley Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Internship Program.
The GIS Internship Program is open to community college, undergraduate, and graduate students majoring in the fields of geography, technology, and civil engineering with experience in geospatial technology or an interest in developing their skills in spatial data technology in support of NASA's mission.
Space Telescope Science Institute Summer Student Program.
Each summer the Space Telescope Science Institute brings 15 to 20 students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP). SASP lasts ten weeks and students work with researchers and staff on projects ranging from astronomical research to science writing, software development, and preparation of scientific data for public release. There are no restrictions on who may apply, foreign students may apply.
NASA Planetary Biology Internship Program (PBI) - Due February 15, 2012.
PBI provides opportunities to explore scientific questions of global scale about planet Earth. For six to eight weeks, students get a one-time opportunity to travel outside their home institutions to participate in research related to NASA's planetary biology objectives.
Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships.
The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation's capital, under the aegis of the Space Studies Board.
National Space Society (NSS) Internships - Due March 15, 2012
Be a part of the NSS team helping to further the cause of human space exploration and habitation. The NSS is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization with more than 22,000 members that promotes space exploration and development. NSS activities include publishing an award-winning bimonthly magazine (Ad Astra) and working to educate Congress and the public on the importance of space activities. Volunteer positions only, minimum 8-weeks.
NASA History Division Internship Opportunity:
We primarily want an enthusiastic person who is a quick learner. Detailed prior knowledge of the aeronautics and space fields is not necessary, but a keen interest and some basic familiarity with these topics is needed. Since we deal with the historical aspects of science and technology policy, strong research, writing, and editing skills are key. Thus, social science majors who are interested in natural science might be best, although we would be glad to talk to any interested student.