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NASA Research Internship Program


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About NASA Research Internship Program

NASA offers a variety of internship opportunities to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs. Internships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future STEM workforce. 

NASA Pathways Internships
The Pathways Intern Program is the only internship program at NASA that offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation. Pathways Interns have the autonomy to define their own career path at NASA. At the beginning of the internship, interns develop an “Individual Development Plan” that will define assignments, training events, and learning opportunities aligned with their goals. 

JPL Summer Internship Program
Students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office.

NASA Internship Program (Undergraduate)
Internships in the following areas are available in Washington, DC and other US locations:

  • Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Safety & Occupational Health
  • Human Resources
  • Administration and Program Management & Analysis
  • Accounting & Budget
  • Communication & Public Relations
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Math & Statistics
  • Information Technology
NASA Research Internship Program

Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Stipend
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: High School Students, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49


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