Deadline : November 9, 2016
Location : NASA, USA
Type : Full Time NASA Internships
NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA’s unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.
NASA Internships can be full or part-time, conducted at a NASA facility, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA’s missions. Mentors can be civil servants, contractors, or faculty conducting activities directly related to NASA’s unique assets and ongoing mission activities.
NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA’s long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.
- Fall Session opportunities (16 wks) begin in late August or early September and conclude in Mid-December.
- Spring Session opportunities (16 wks) begin in mid-January and conclude in early May.
- Summer Session opportunities (8-10 wks) begin in late May or early June and conclude in early August.
- Year-Long Session opportunities (greater than 16 wks) do not correspond to the 3 standard sessions above.
NASA Intern and Fellow Opportunities for International Students
For additional information specific to international opportunities, please go to https://intern.nasa.gov/non-us-opportunities/index.html.
(1) NASA International Internship Program (NASA I^2)
(2) International Space University (ISU)
When to Apply
Applications must be submitted for each specific session in order to be eligible for any internship opportunities posted for those sessions. Applications can only be revised and submitted during the timeframe that applications are being accepted for a specific session. The application acceptance timeframes are as follows:
Fall internship applications are accepted: 03/02/2016 – 5/31/2016
Spring internship applications are accepted: 06/02/2016 – 10/17/2016
Summer internship applications are accepted: 11/10/2015 – 03/01/2016
Year-long internship applications are accepted at any time.