The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program is NASA’s largest nationwide internship program.
USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). USRP is one of most highly comprehensive internship programs for undergraduate students within the STEM majors. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. A USRP internship will be the first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce. USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer and Spring.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
U.S. Citizenship: permanent residents or other visa categories are not accepted.
Classified as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior before the expected commencement of the internship session.\
Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical sciences or life sciences.
Demonstrated strong interest/commitment to one of the above career fields or disciplines (e.g., science/math/engineering fairs, clubs, or awards; tutoring/mentoring; internships or other related experience).
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
Students may apply for a session within their first year after completion of a Bachelor’s degree (1st year graduate) but they must have participated in a previous NASA experience.
Students that have participated in a past USRP internship may only participate in USRP one time in a given calendar year.
Applications are currently open for Summer 2010 placements. The application deadline for summer 2010 is January 22, 2010. Visit the USRP website for details: http://usrp.usra.edu/