Center for Lunar Science and Exploration Announces 2016 Intern Class

May 11, 2016

CLSE Interns

The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration of the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center is pleased to announce the 2016 class of Exploration Science Summer Interns. The internship program provides students with an opportunity to be involved in exploration science activities, thus effectively training a new generation of space exploration leaders. This summer, students will be involved in activities that support missions to both the Moon and near-Earth asteroids. Working as a team, students make assessments and traverse plans for a particular destination (e.g., on the lunar farside) or a more general assessment of a class of possible exploration targets (e.g., small near-Earth asteroids). It is a unique opportunity to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a way that mission architects and spacecraft engineers can use.

The 10-week program runs May 23 through July 29, 2016. Applications were accepted from graduate students in geology, planetary science, and related programs.

The Exploration Science Summer Intern Program is supported with funding from the LPI and the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute at NASA Ames Research Center.

Congratulations to the nine students chosen to participate in this summer’s program:

Elyse Allender (University of Cincinnati)
Natasha Almeida (Birkbeck College London)
John Cook (University of Houston)
Jessica Ende (University of Tennessee)
Oscar Kamps (Utrecht University)
Sara Mazrouei-Seidani (University of Toronto)
Csilla Orgel (Freie Universität Berlin)
Thomas Slezak (Brigham Young University)
Assi-Johanna Soini (University of Helsinki)

For more information, visit

Exploration Science Summer Intern Program

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Last updated May 11, 2016