NASA Internship Profile
- “Dream job”
- “NASA work culture is professional, dedicated, and extremely welcoming to its interns.”
- “Excellent mentoring!”
- Respondents were pleased with on-the-job learning and experience, rating it 9.15 out of 10.
Industries: Government, Aerospace and Defense
Locations: Greenbelt, MD; Wallops Island, VA; Hampton, VA; Orlando, FL; Huntsville, AL; Stennis Space Center, MS; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Pasadena, CA; Edwards, CA
Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Stipend - $9,500 / 15 week Spring or Fall Internship; $6,500 / 10 week Summer Internship. Perks: Gym Membership; Housing; Relocation Stipend; Seminars; Speaker Series; Travel.
Length: 3 to 6 months, 10 weeks (Summer); 15 weeks (Fall; Spring)
Responsibilities: Administrative, Engineering, Operations, Research, Technology
NASA has been a leader in scientiἀc/technological research and space exploration since 1958. It is responsible for placing the first people on the moon, has launched scientific probes and conducts ongoing aerodynamics research.
The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (“NASA-USRP”) provides undergraduates with research opportunities within one of NASA’s 12 centers and research facilities. Interns work with mentors and gain real-life experience on challenging projects. Among the areas that NASA-USRP interns work are advanced technology and robotic development, aeronautical and aerospace research, development and research, earth-based scientific research, exploration systems technology, life science research, planetary scientific research, rocket testing and propulsion, space operations, space science research, and other STEM fields of research and development. Interns create a report on their research experience at the end of the program.
Deadline varies based on fall, spring, or summer internship program--see website for details. Applicants can apply online and will be asked to submit academic transcripts and a letter of recommendation.
Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physical/life science. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and US Citizenship are required.