The scholarships and internships presented here are not always specific to lunar science and exploration. However, many may include such opportunities and/or may contribute to these fields.
LPI's Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a special lunar exploration summer intern program to evaluate possible landing sites for robotic and human exploration missions. Applications are now being accepted for the Lunar and Planetary Institute's 2011 Lunar Exploration Summer Intern program. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2011.
Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship
Promising undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for this opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation's capital.
NASA’s Lunar Science Institute Internships will be held this summer for undergraduates and graduate students.
Undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit can experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. As a Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern, participants work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project. Participants experience a real research environment, learn from top-notch lunar and planetary scientists, and preview careers in research. Details about the 2010 session will be announced at a future date.
NASA’s Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program is open to undergraduates majoring in geology or related fields. Students receive funds for travel, housing, and cost-of-living.
The National Space Biomedical Research Group (NSBRI) summer internship program is for graduate or medical students and undergraduate students who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies and are interested in joining ongoing projects in laboratories at the NASA Johnson Space Center. The program is open to U.S. citizens.
NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate’s Higher Education Project, in partnership with the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, offers one-stop shopping for internships at all of the NASA centers for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Application information and details of current offerings are listed for spring, summer, and fall internships. Many of the opportunities are related to lunar exploration.
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Robotics Academy is an intensive resident summer program of higher learning for college undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing professional and leadership careers in robotics-related fields. Besides attending lectures and workshops with experts in their field, the Robotics Academy students are involved in supervised research in GSFC laboratories, private companies, and universities, and will participate in visits to other NASA Centers, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a number of robotics-related academic laboratories and industries.
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored 10 to 15 week internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. Interns work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering and are a first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce. USRP experiential opportunities are offered year round in the fall, summer and spring for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
High school, undergraduate, and graduate students; and pre-service or in-service K-12 teachers have the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers on NASA projects through the NASA Education Associates Program (EAP). The NASA EAP is a unique workforce development program that provides hands-on experience for participants in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other academic disciplines. Participants must have an academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences arts and humanities, business, and communications; and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 to apply. Selected individuals participate in and contribute to a project at a NASA facility and receive academic credit for the experience. The program operates year round and positions may start and end at any time.
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