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Last Chance! NASA Summer Internship Applications Close March 16, 2012

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Deadline for NASA Summer Internship Applications - March 16, 2012

OSSI: SOLAR – Summer 2012 Opportunities

The NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, or OSSI, strives to provide students at all institutions of higher education access to a portfolio of internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities offered by NASA mission directorates and centers.

Visit the OSSI LaunchPad to find information on internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities. The site features the OSSI: Student Online Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars, or SOLAR. This innovative system allows students to search and apply for all types of higher-education NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities in one location. A single application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.

Applications for summer 2012 opportunities are due March 16, 2012.

To find available opportunities and to fill out a SOLAR application, visit


Last Chance to Apply for Summer Internships at NASA’s LARSS Program – Deadline Feb 1, 2012

NASA Langley Research Center Research Internship Opportunities, Summer 2012 Session

The NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) is an “ecosystem” for innovation, problem solving, and creativity. Since 1917, LaRC engineers and scientists have undertaken award-winning research and development efforts to pioneer the future of flight (including entry, descent, and landing) in all atmospheres, the characterization of all atmospheres, space exploration systems and technology, and materials concepts, analysis, and integration.  LaRC researchers are also engaged in innovative challenges including atomistic materials; Earth systems science; affordable, safe, and sustainable space exploration; and “green aviation”.

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  For 25 years, the LARSS program has helped to preserve U.S. leadership in engineering and science by providing exceptional students the opportunity to work with Langley researchers on some of the Nation’s most important, difficult, and challenging problems that require multi-disciplinary and collaborative solutions.

The 10-week summer session begins on June 4, and ends August 10, 2012, and the application deadline for this session is February 1, 2012. Female students and under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
* Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level) by the start of the summer session
* Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

To learn more about the LARSS program and to begin your application, visit their website at

NASA Extends Application Deadline for Summer 2012 Internships to March 16, 2012


We’ve just received word that NASA has decided to extend the application period for all summer internship applications processed through their  SOLAR website until March 16, 2012.  This extension includes summer internship opportunities for nearly all of NASA’s centers and programs.  This gives all of you procrastinators out there (you know who you are!) more than an additional month to complete applications.  Just remember that the NASA mentors will begin to select students beginning Feb 2.  Applications completed by the beginning of February will be a part of that first round of selections.  NASA has positions for students interested in or studying various areas in science, technology, engineering, math, business, education, and many other topics.

To apply for a NASA internship, head to the SOLAR website at

Basic Eligibility Requirements Include:

  • U.S. Citizen (either by birth or naturalization) is required in order to apply in OSSI:SOLAR to be a NASA intern or fellow. If selected, you will be asked to provide proof of citizenship before the internship or fellowship begins.
    • If you have questions regarding your citizenship, please refer to the U.S. Department of State website. (
    • A Permanent Resident Alien (PRA) or Legal Resident are not considered U.S. citizens and are not eligible for NASA student opportunities available through OSSI:SOLAR
  • At the time the opportunity begins, students must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
    • High school seniors are considered freshmen when applying for internships. Before beginning an internship, a high school senior must have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university with plans on attending full-time.
  • Grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a scale of 4.0
    • Some internship and fellowship programs will require a higher GPA. However, a student will be able to submit an application with a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
    • If your college or university does not use GPA, you will need to explain the grading method in the application

Current NASA internship and fellowship opportunities for international students can be found at

NASA Academies Still Accepting Applications for Summer Internships – Deadline Extended to Feb 6, 2012

You are in luck! You can still apply for a summer internship at a NASA Academy!
To apply for the NASA Academies, please visit the following website:

This application serves the:

NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
NASA Aeronautics Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
NASA Aeronautics Academy at Dryden Flight Research Center (Edwards AFB, CA)
NASA Aeronautics Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
NASA Aeronautics Academy at Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA)
NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy at Goddard Space Flight (Greenbelt, MD)
NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

Application Deadline Extended to February 6, 2012.

More than just internships, the NASA Academies offer experiences in hands-on research, project management, leadership, teamwork and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Student Interns participate in mentored research projects, facility tours, social events, team building exercises, and academic colloquiums.

Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars (WISH) – Application Deadline Feb 15, 2012

Dream.  Engineer. WISH.  Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars

Engineer your dream job!  Your adventure begins in 2012 with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center in Summer 2012.  Collaborate with girls from across the country and female NASA engineers and interns.  Get ready to start your dream!   For specific project information, visit . Apply before February 15, 2012.

EXPLORE Your Dream Job
NASA wants you to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The WISH project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for female high school students like you to jump start your future and explore the possibilities of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related major or career.

FIND Your Dream Job
WISH wants female high school juniors from across the country to participate in our pilot project! Your adventure starts with an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Summer 2012.

CREATE Your Dream Job

  • Participate in an online community including chat sessions with subject matter experts
  • Complete online lessons covering past, present and future space exploration
  • Research about leading female STEM professionals
  • Attend the summer experience with selection based on application, participation in online activities and research, at no cost to you

APPLY Today!  Applicants need to be:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Female high school juniors
  • Interested and excited about STEM
  • Committed to a one-year relationship with Johnson Space Center
  • Have access to the Internet and email (at home, school or public library)

To apply, visit

Paid Summer Internships in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science

Paid Summer Internships in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science.

These Directed Energy (DE) internships are concerned with the research, development and testing of high energy laser and high power microwave components, systems and effects at Federal laboratories and universities at sites around the country. Most of these positions are made possible by funding from the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office.

These paid summer internship positions are available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Positions are open to U.S. citizens only. The disciplines include but are not limited to these: science – physics, chemistry; engineering – electrical, optical, chemical, mechanical, and materials; mathematics; and computer science

Position Descriptions

Generally, interns will work for the summer in a laboratory or university under the tutelage of full time researchers. Work may include experimental, theoretical, or computer modeling and simulation, depending on the position. Specific work assignments, hours and pay will vary.


The organizations below are expected to offer these internships in 2012. Those with active links are already accepting applications.

NASA Langley Research Center Internship Program Accepting Applications – Deadline February 1, 2012

The NASA Langley Research Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 summer session at the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program. This program is intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The summer program is a 10-week session beginning June 4 and ending August 10, 2012. Students will participate in tours, lectures, and social events designed to build broad aerospace and STEM skills and prepare participants for aerospace careers.

Student participant must be a US Citizen.
Student must be enrolled full time at an accredited US college or university.
Student must be working towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Student must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applications are due no later than February 1, 2012 for summer internships.
Interested students should visit the LARSS program website for details:

2012 NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Internships Accepting Applications – Deadline January 17, 2012

NASA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are now accepting applications for the 2012 NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Internships. Interested students can review the details at the APL website at

Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world’s premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, DC, is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation’s vision in research and space science.

Learn more about the program at or

The Deadline for applications is January 17, 2012. 

Eligibility – Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program must:
• have a demonstrated interest in the space program
• be a sophomore, junior, senior, or first or second year graduate student in Fall 2012
• be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater)
• be a U.S. citizen

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