The NASA Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week resident summer internship for students specifically interested in robotics. Students who have previously participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition, Botball, or have taken active interest in robotics in demonstrable ways are given priority. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are rising freshmen or sophomores with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Interns are assigned to a team project and receive direct guidance from the Principal Investigator who sponsors the project. An advanced robotics student is assigned as team lead to guide interns and manage the project on a daily basis. The interns and team leads participate in enriching activities such as a group project, lectures, field trips and meetings with leaders in the field.
Internship opportunities are sponsored by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. and Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D.C. The 2008 internship will take place in June-August. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2008.
For more information about the MSFC Robotics Academy, visit http://education.msfc.nasa.gov/Robotics/index.html .
For more information about the GSFC Robotics Academy, visit http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/programs/robotics.jsp .
The NASA Academy is an intensive, residential, ten-week summer leadership development program for university level students. Activities throughout the summer include laboratory research work, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, technical writing, and presentations. Students learn how NASA and its centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories and participate in leadership development and relationship building activities. Upon graduation, Academy participants are inducted into the NASA Academy Alumni Association, whose goal is to promote NASA, the NASA Academy, research and space education.
To be eligible to apply, students must be rising juniors or seniors at the undergraduate level or be at the early graduate level in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must also be majoring in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science or other areas of interest to NASA. They must have a minimum of a B average. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of May 2008. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are due Jan. 15, 2008. For more information and to apply online, visit http://academy.nasa.gov/