Opportunities for Students

The Lunar and Planetary Institute 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 NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and […]
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a special summer intern program to involve students in activities that support missions to the Moon that utilize the Orion crew vehicle, the Deep Space Gateway, and robotic assets on the lunar surface. It is a unique opportunity to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a […]
LPSC Student Opportunities LPI Career Development Award The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Career Development Award, which is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. applicants, will be given to selected graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The application deadline will be Friday, January 12, […]
Through the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP) qualified undergraduates are paired with NASA-funded investigators at research locations around the U.S. for eight weeks during the summer. PGGURP’s goals are to provide incentive and development of future planetary geoscientists, broaden the base of students who participate in planetary geoscience, introduce students interested in […]
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is one of the “crown jewels” of Caltech. Since 1979, SURF students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontier of their fields. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity from beginning (defining and developing […]
NASA Internships NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. […]
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is once again offering 10 exciting ten-week summer research internships through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. SAO’s REU internships bring students to Cambridge to work on the cutting edge of astrophysics, analyzing data from many of the world’s foremost observatories. Research topics include but are […]
The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at Johns Hopkins offers science and engineering internships each summer. The Laboratory’s internship program provides practical work experience and an introduction to APL. Students spend the summer working with APL scientists and engineers, conducting research, developing leadership skills, and growing professionally. The application deadline for the 2018 College Summer Internship […]
The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the nation’s capital, under the aegis of the National Research Council’s Space Science Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. The summer program […]