The DEVELOP Program is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences-sponsored internship that fosters the training and development of students in the atmospheric and Earth sciences. The DEVELOP Program extends the application of NASA Earth science research and technology to meet societal needs.
Students conduct projects that focus on the practical application of NASA’s Earth science research and demonstrate how results can benefit partner organizations and local communities. Advisors and mentors from NASA and partner organizations provide guidance and support for the program. Students gain experience using NASA science and technology in a professional setting.
Students from high school through doctoral levels are chosen in a competitive application process. Students selected by DEVELOP work on teams on-site at ten locations nationwide. Activities are conducted during three 10-week terms per year: summer, fall and spring. To apply to a DEVELOP center at a NASA location, applicants must be a citizen of the U.S. However, international students currently registered at an accredited school in the U.S. are eligible to apply to DEVELOP partner locations. International applicants must already have a visa that permits them to work in the U.S. Applications for the spring 2011 session are due Nov. 15, 2010. Summer 2011 applications are due Feb 28, 2011.
For more information about this unique internship opportunity, please visit the DEVELOP website at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov