About National Space Society

The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent nonprofit organization that pushes for a future of human space exploration and colonization. It works to educate the public and promotes economic, political, social and technological change. NSS welcomes recent efforts to restore moon research and initiate a mission to Mars. Currently, the society has over 12,000 members and 50 chapters worldwide.

The breadth of activities at NSS allows interns to become involved in projects geared to their area of interest, including journalism, public outreach/education and public policy. Journalism interns work on Ad Astra, the bimonthly space publication. Public outreach interns interface with people, answering questions and assisting with event planning. Public policy interns attend congressional briefings, track legislation and help distribute information to the rest of the NSS staff.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Interns must maintain their student status during the award period.

National Space Society

  • National Space Society
  • Attn: Internship Coordinator
  • 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 201
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • Phone: (202) 429-1600


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


  • Washington, DC