Lunar and Planetary Institute Internship Profile
- "Keep your eyes on the skies - research the solar system"
Locations: Austin, TX
Number of Interns: 21 - 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
Responsibilities: Research, Science and Math, Other
Founded in 1968, the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) researches the evolution, formation and current state of the solar system. The institute is housed in the Universities Space Research Association’s Center for Advanced Space Studies, which includes a computing center, extensive collections of lunar and planetary data, an image-processing facility and an extensive library. LPI also has educational and public outreach programs assisting local and national press on planetary issues.
Summer interns work one-on-one with scientists at the institute or the Johnson Space Center. They do real hands-on research, completing a project of current interest in planetary science. Such projects may include the origins of meteorites, lunar resource utilization or any of a number of exciting topics.
January 21st. Paper applications are not accepted. Submit references online; college transcripts must be submitted by mail. Notification of selection will be made by February 22nd. Successful applicants should be prepared to make a decision regarding the offer to participate within two days of notification. Check the website for updates.
Open to current college students with at least 50 semester hours of academic credit, who are interested in pursuing a career in the physical sciences. Graduating seniors and international students are also eligible.