NASA Internship Opportunities

NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
The NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are also available. Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, or scholarship opportunities in one system. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships.

Internships are available at all 10 NASA centers and 7 research facilities all over the United States (refer to map below). Students may submit a completed application whether they apply to an opportunity or not. However, applying to opportunities has the advantage of allowing applicants to be considered by mentors who work in disciplines of interest and at a particular center. Applicants may apply to as many as 15 opportunities. For example, an opportunity having to do with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland because SDO is located there. Not applying to an opportunity means that prospective interns will be hoping that a mentor happens to read their applications rather than directing their applications to mentors in fields and at centers of interest.

Applications for NASA internships are accepted during the following dates:

Summer, 2015 Internships – November 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015
Fall, 2015 Internships – March 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015

We recommend that you apply early, as slots are limited and get filled very quickly!

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NASA Academy
NASA AcademyThe NASA Academy is a unique summer experience at the university level for developing future leaders of the U. S. Space Program. The program is an intensive, resident, 10-week summer experience (June through August) with laboratory research work, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA Centers and space-related industries, technical writing, and presentations. Students discover how NASA and its Centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories, participate in a team environment and build professional bonds. Upon graduation, Academy participants are inducted into the NASA Academy Alumni Association (NAAA) whose goal is to promote NASA, the NASA Academy, research, and space education. The NASA Academy is co-sponsored by the participating NASA Centers and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

Space Academies – Provide students with a broad interdisciplinary focus on Space/Aerospace coupled with science, engineering, technology and commercial ventures. The following NASA Centers are locations with Space Academies:

    NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
    NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
    NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

Aeronautics Academies – Provide students with additional emphasis on Integrated Systems Research, Project Management, and Multi-disciplinary Collaboration. The following NASA Centers are locations with Aeronautics Academies:

    NASA Aeronautics Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
    NASA Aeronautics Academy at Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA)
    NASA Aeronautics Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
    NASA Aeronautics Academy at Armstrong Flight Research Center (Edwards AFB, CA)

Robotics Academies

    NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

Propulsion Academies

    NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

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