Internships and Training Programs

Ph.D. Positions in Space Physics at Umeå University

The Department of Physics at Umeå University in Sweden offers two Ph.D. positions in space physics. One project focuses on studying terrestrial magnetosheath jets with Associate Professor Maria Hamrin. The other project is modeling magnetosphere-interior coupling at Mercury with Dr. Shahab Fatemi. The deadline to apply to either position is April 15, 2023. Visit open positions to learn more.

ESA Archival Research Visitor Program

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from Ph.D. students and scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2023. Visit Archival Research Visitor Program to learn more.

NASA Summer School on Satellite Observations and Climate Models

Join the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for Climate Sciences and the Keck Institute for Space Studies for NASA’s Summer School on using satellite observations to advance climate models. Each year the Center for Climate Sciences brings together the next generation of climate scientists — approximately 25 graduate students and postdocs from around the world — to engage with premier climate scientists. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2023. Visit Center for Climate Sciences to learn more.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate students to conduct part of their thesis research at a host Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist during a 3- to 12-month award period. The opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ research projects by providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2023. Visit SCGSR to learn more.

Field Training and Research Program in the San Francisco Volcanic Field

The Field Training and Research Program in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, near Flagstaff, Arizona, is a week-long field class and research project in the sites used to train astronauts and used by NASA for lunar mission simulations. The program will provide students with an opportunity to assist with a research project in the volcanic field. The next edition of this field course will be September 23-30, 2023. Applications close on June 5, 2023. Visit Center for Lunar Science and Exploration to learn more.

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. A cohort of up to three qualified graduate students from U.S. colleges and universities will be selected annually for two-year terms to work with the Dragonfly team. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2023. Visit Dragonfly Student & Early Career Investigator Program to learn more.