Internships and Programs

Dragonfly Student and Early Career Investigator Program

Student Investigators will work with Dragonfly mission team members to conduct Titan research, help formulate Dragonfly mission science and operations plans, or assist in the development of instrumentation, hardware, or testing. Qualified graduate students from U.S. colleges will be selected annually for two-year terms to work with the Dragonfly team. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2022.

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Dragonfly on Titan's Surface

Artist’s impression of Dragonfly on Titan’s surface. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL.

DEVELOP National Program

As part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, DEVELOP addresses environmental and policy concerns through the practical application of NASA Earth observations. DEVELOP projects apply Earth observations to the application areas of agriculture, disasters, ecological forecasting, energy, health and air quality, transportation and infrastructure, urban development, and water resources. As an interdisciplinary program, DEVELOP accepts participants with skills in a variety of fields. Students, recent graduates, and early career professionals with an interest in Earth science are encouraged to apply. Applications for the fall 2022 term must be submitted between May 16 and June 24.

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Image of a person looking into space

NASA L’SPACE “Find your path” poster. Credit: NASA/ASU.

L’SPACE Academy

The NASA L’SPACE Academy is a free, online, interactive program open to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations. Students can expect to learn NASA mission procedures and protocols from industry professionals as they collaborate with fellow team members to complete mission-related team-projects over a 12-week term. The deadline to apply for the summer 2022 academies is May 15.

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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission during 10- to 16-week appointments. Applications for fall 2022 close on May 26.

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Community College Internships (CCI)

The Community College Internships (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers during 10-week appointments. Applications for fall 2022 close on May 26.

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Pathways Program

If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through Pathways and other student programs.

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JPL Year-Round Internship Program

The JPL Year-Round Internship Program offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities at JPL during the academic year as well as summers to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM. Remote and in-person positions are available with flexible internship periods that include full-time and part-time assignments. There is no application deadline.

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Earth and Space Exploration Program (ESEP)

ESEP invites individuals to work in Mars-like environments in Ladakh, India, during a nine-day expedition in July–August 2022, guided by expert Earth and planetary scientists. The program focuses on Earth’s past (formation and evolution of the region), present (witnessing the impact of climate change), and future (preparing students to explore Mars). Help collect scientific data, study terrain features, and train to become Mars explorers!

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