LPI Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

October 5, 2015

LPI Intern

Using the JEOL JSM-7600F electron microscope, 2015 intern Jessica Johnson of Central Connecticut State University investigates a fragment of an asteroid that hit the parent
asteroid of an ordinary chondrite sample. Credit:  LPI.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences.

The deadline for application is January 8, 2016.

Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, they will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.

The 10-week program begins June 6, 2016, and ends on August 12, 2016. Selected students will receive a $5675.00 stipend; in addition, U.S. students will receive a $1000.00 travel stipend, and foreign nationals will receive a $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement.

Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s website:


For additional information, contact

Claudia Quintana
Phone:  281-486-2159
E-mail:  internprogram@lpi.usra.edu

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Last updated October 5, 2015