A pilot program sponsored by the Space Grant and NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has announced several new internship opportunities for undergraduate or graduate students. These internships, offered at NASA locations other than the NASA Centers (which already have their own intern programs) offer students .
US citizenship is required for all internships. To learn more about the opportunities, please visit the pilot program website at http://md.spacegrant.org/index.php?page=smd-sg-intern-program-description.
To apply for one of the internships, please visit the following website: https://secure.spacegrant.org/apps/?pk=smdi1. You will be asked to create an account and select a specific internship opportunity using the titles of the following opportunities.
The Opportunities Include:
NASA Lunar Science Research Institute-Colorado node (Boulder): Study of Dust Impact Processes for the Lunar Dust Experiment
Location: Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Mentor: Mihaly Horanyi & Stephanie Renfrow
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students
Timeline: Two months during the summer of 2011
Job Description: CCLDAS is proposing to host two undergraduate interns for the duration of 2 months during the summer of 2011. The interns will participate in experiments at our dust accelerator facility and learn about a combination of the following items – based on their background and interest:
Chandra X-Ray Observatory (Cambridge, MA)
Location: Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mentor: Depends on project.
Open to: undergraduate and graduate students, mainly in engineering. Priority will be given to students from minority serving institutions.
Timeline: 10 weeks, summer of 2011. A possibility exists for continued, remote involvement during the academic year.
Job Description: The Chandra program seeks a few talented individuals to assist in engineering analysis and software tool development for the Chandra Flight Operations Team.
Penn State Astrobiology: Laboratory Research Experience in Astrobiology [2 positions]
Location: Penn State Astrobiology Research Center (PSARC), Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Mentor: The Penn State Astrobiology Research Center has 20 different PIs conducting relevant research. Students selected for this opportunity will be matched with the most appropriate laboratory based on the student’s interests and skills.
Open to: Undergraduate students with a strong academic record
Timeline: 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2011, duration is negotiable with student.
Job Description: PSARC is proposing to host two undergraduate student interns for the duration of 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2011. The interns will work with PSARC faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in a lab that suits their astrobiology interests and skills. Our goal is to provide a research experience that will greatly enhance their interest in astrobiology and chances for graduate studies.
Space Telescope Science Institute [note that this is open to Baltimore area residents]: Web Design for HST
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
Mentor: Jonathan Eisenhamer
Open to: undergraduate in computer science or related field where programming is part of the curriculum.
Note that this job is intended to be during the academic year, as well as during the summer and is therefore restricted to universities in the Baltimore area. The intern can begin immediately.
Timeline: part-time 10-20 hours/week during the academic year, with the potential for full time employment during the summer.
Job Description: Web developer, working with the web design group at STScI