Application Deadline Approaching for the 2014 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

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. As a Summer Intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASAJohnsonSpaceCenter on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.

The 10-week program runs from June 2 through August 8, 2014. Interns will receive a $5000.00 stipend plus $1000.00 U.S. travel stipend, or $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.

Please note that due to security issues, citizens of U.S. State Department Designated Countries (see link under “ECP Notices” at are not eligible. Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, or other nonmerit factors. Selection is based on (1) scholarship, curriculum, and experience; (2) career objectives and scientific interest; and (3) match of interest of applicant with available research projects.

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

Faculty members:  Please pass this information on to any of your students who might be interested.


Claudia Quintana
Phone:  281-486-2159
E-mail:  [email protected]

The LPI is located near Johnson Space Center, on the south side of Houston, Texas, and is operated by the Universities Space Research Association under a cooperative agreement with the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)s. The LPI provides, on NASA’s behalf, leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences, and linkage with related terrestrial programs.