MSSGC Industry Intern Program

The NASA/MSSGC Industry Intern Program provides ten-week internships for undergraduate/graduate students at aerospace-related companies located at Stennis Space Center (SSC). The student interns will be competitively selected by the companies involved from the NASA/Mississippi Space Grant Consortium’s affiliate members. The interns will work at a partner facility under the direction of a mentor on a current project of interest to that partner. This experience provides a four-fold benefit: to the students, giving them practical work experience in an aerospace-related field; to their Universities, providing the students’ home departments with an industrial evaluation of their students’ skills; to the Mississippi companies, providing them with access to potential full-time employees from within the State; and to the State, enhancing its economic base by strengthening its aerospace industry. Students return to their schools with expanded technical abilities and increased confidence in their abilities, as well as with a greater understanding of the communication and interpersonal skills required for success in today’s aerospace–related industries.

The program dates are usually the end of May to the beginning of August - the internship can begin earlier if the company and intern agree on the start dates.  Aerospace, Mechanical and Industry/Systems Engineering, Computer Science, and Geography students (rising juniors, seniors and graduate students) are encouraged to apply.  MSSGC is particularly interested in encouraging underrepresented minority participation.  

MSSGC will provide interns with an $8500 stipend.  

Applications and a letter of recommendation are due by 4/10/2015 and sent to

Applicants must be U.S. citizen, pass a criminal background check, and have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.

For more detail about the program, please contact Margaret Schaff at (662) 915-1187 or


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