Time to think about summer internships

NASA intern Alexis Harroun working in the lab

Applications are beginning to open for undergraduate summer internships around the country. Now is a good time to update your resume and start contacting your professors and research mentors for references. Keep in mind that many application cycles close in January and early February.

Below are three exciting opportunities to help you get started on your internship search. We will be updating both our website and Facebook page with more opportunities as they open.

Interested in space? The Lunar Planetary Institute offers undergraduates a chance to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. Summer interns work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at NASA Johnson Space Center. Applications are due January 9, 2015.

Interns with the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2015) work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. They will assist in the operation of instruments onboard the DC-8 research aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. They will also participate in taking measurements at field sites, and complete an individual research project from the data collected. Applications are due February 5, 2015.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, offered by the Department of Energy, provides undergraduate students with a chance to spend their summer working at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories, engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Applications are due January 9, 2015.


Want to know what it’s like to intern at NASA? Check out our profile of Everett Community College student Amy Felt and learn about her experiences working at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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