Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program
The LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research, learn from leading scientists, and explore exciting careers in planetary science. During the ten-week internship, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment activities, including lectures and career development workshops. Applications for the 2023 program will close in December 2022. Click LPI Internships to learn more.
SETI Summer Research Internship Program
The SETI Institute, a non-profit private scientific research institution located in California’s Silicon Valley, invites highly motivated college students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, and planetary science research to apply for a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Students will work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology, from microbiology to observational astronomy. Applications for the 2023 program will open in Fall 2022 and close in January. Click SETI REU Program to learn more.
Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program, administered by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students. Interns gain valuable hands-on experience working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Applications for the 2023 program will open in Fall 2022 and close in January. Click AFRL Scholars to learn more.
NOAA Ocean Exploration Explorer-in-Training Program
The NOAA’s Explorer-in-Training Program equips undergraduate and graduate students with skills to meet the current and future demands of the ocean exploration workforce, providing meaningful experiential learning opportunities that support NOAA Ocean Exploration’s mission. The program features two paid internship options: (a) two- to four-week expedition-based opportunities (Hydrography & Seafloor Mapping) and (b) ten-week summertime opportunities (Exploration Education, Media, & Science Communication). Applications for the 2023 program will open in Fall 2022 and close in January. Click NOAA Ocean Exploration to learn more.
UCAR Unidata Summer Internships
The Unidata Summer Internship program offers graduate students and upper-level undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with Unidata’s professional staff on a variety of projects. As part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Unidata interns build software development skills, learn about data-enabled geoscience, and get to know what it’s like to work in a community-focused organization supporting Earth Science research and education. Applications for the 2023 program will close in December 2022. Click Unidata Summer Internships to learn more.
National MagLab REU Program
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet lab in the world. The MagLab’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a paid summer internship offering research experiences in physics, chemistry, biological science, geochemistry, materials science, magnet science, and engineering. Students work closely with MagLab mentors on a novel research project. The 2023 program will run from May 30 to August 4. Applications for 2023 will open in October 2022 and close in February. Click MagLab REU to learn more.
American Museum of Natural History REU in Physical Science
The Division of Physical Sciences of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) offers paid summer research opportunities in astrophysics and Earth and planetary sciences. The program brings approximately eight undergraduate students to the AMNH in New York City each summer for a ten-week experience. Students work with curators, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows to conduct original research projects. Applications for the 2023 program will open in Fall 2022 and close in January. Click REU Physical Sciences Program to learn more.
IRIS Internship Program
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a consortium of over 125 U.S. universities and is a world leader in advancing discovery, research, and education in seismology to understand the planet and benefit society. Each summer, undergraduate interns spend eight to ten weeks working on a paid seismological research project with researchers at IRIS member institutions. Applications for the 2023 program will open in Fall 2022 and close in February. Click IRIS Internship Program to learn more.
NASA Space Life Sciences Training Program
The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) provides undergraduate students with professional experience in space life science disciplines. The ten-week, paid summer program is hosted by NASA’s Ames Research Center. Students work closely with renowned NASA scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research exploring the effects of spaceflight on living systems, the development of advanced biotechnologies and facilities, and more. Applications for 2023 will open in Fall 2022 and close in January. Click NASA Space Life Sciences Training Program to learn more.
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program is a ten-week, paid summer research fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors. Participants complete a cutting-edge research project at one of the Department’s national laboratories or DOE Headquarters in support of the Department’s mission to minimize the environmental impacts of energy resource recovery and use while working towards net-zero emissions. Applications for 2023 are now open. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2023. Click SCGSR Program to learn more and apply.