Summer Intern Program
The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP), a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applications from U. S. citizens for research and public service/education summer internships. These stipends are offered to students in aerospace, engineering, space science, Earth systems science, biological sciences, computer science, and other related science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. Students working on educational research and public service topics in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology are also eligible to apply. Preference is given to projects directly related to aerospace, engineering, space science, Earth system science, and directly related educational efforts. Stipends available under this announcement are limited to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education.
Applications due March 15
NASA offers professional development and leadership opportunities to students through their Academy and Internship programs. The application process is run through OSSI:SOLAR. A NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are also available. If you apply here students can be considered for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities in one system. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships. To be considered for Alaska Space Grant sponsorship, please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your OSSI:SOLAR application.
Applications due January 28
NASA Academy represents an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training, for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations of critical importance to the National aerospace program. The following programs can be applied for through the link above.
- 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 Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
- NASA Robotics Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
- NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
- Nov 1 – Application Launched
- Jan 28 – Application Deadline
- Jan 28 – Space Grant Initial Review Begins
- Feb 4 – Space Grant Recommendations Due
- Early February – Selections complete, Space Grants contacted to verify funding, offers extended
NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Internships
Applications due January 28
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. http://www.jhuapl.edu/ourwork/default.asp or http://civspace.jhuapl.edu/index.php.
Below are relevant deadlines.
- December 10, 2012 – Application Launched
- January 28, 2013 – Application Deadline
- End of February – Selections Complete
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
Alaska Aerospace Corporation Internship
Submit a cover letter and resume to AACInternApplicant@akaerospace.com with a cc to email@example.com. Indicate in your cover letter that you are a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a STEM degree program at an Alaska institute of higher education and are therefore eligible to Alaska Space Grant funding.
Application Deadline: March 15
ASGP Affiliate Internship
Download the Application
While all qualified students are encouraged to apply, women and individuals from underrepresented groups, specifically, Alaska Natives, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students are required to identify a mentor in the faculty research, education, or public service communities with whom they intend to work and who is available to write a letter of recommendation.
Dates | Deadlines
- Application Deadline: March 15 All application materials, including supporting documentation, must be received at the ASGP office by the stated deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
- Award Announcement: April 15 Applicants will be notified of award decisions by email. The awards will be made payable to the student directly. Award information will be reported to the appropriate Office of Financial Aid and may affect the student's financial aid package.
Eligibility and U.S. Citizenship Requirement Fellowship/Scholarships are open to students who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Enrolled at an Alaskan institution of higher education during the period of the award.
- Good academic standing
- U.S. Citizen
Review | Selection Process The ASGP office evaluates the eligibility of all applications received. Qualified applications will be reviewed by the individual institutions that make recommendations for funding to the ASGP Director based on the quality of the applications as reflected in the review criteria. The final award decision will be at the discretion of the ASGP Director. Preference may be given to women and individuals from under-represented groups.
Review Criteria Applications are ranked based on the following criteria:
- Scholastic achievement
- Strength of recommendations
- Proposed project merit
Other Requirements Award recipients agree to:
- Notify ASGP of any changes in mailing address, e-mail address, or telephone number for purposes of progress reports.
- At the end of the stipend period, the student must submit a brief report to the ASGP office on his/her experience and accomplishments. The report should include information on the student’s future academic or career plans, degree granted if applicable, and any other important results (e.g., awards and honors, research performed, presentations and papers published etc.) that can be used for tracking and reporting purposes. Reports must be submitted within two months of completing your research
- Additional survey/questionnaire documents will be sent periodically to student awardees via email to conduct longitudinal tracking of students supported by ASGP funding. The longitudinal tracking survey/questionnaire is an on-line document and the email message sent to the student will give instruction on how to access it. This will also assist in improving the quality of the Consortium’s Fellowship/Scholarship program.
- Grant permission to release and/or publish requested recipient information to NASA or other appropriate parties.
- Students will be required to give a presentation of their experience at a public forum within two months of the end of their fellowship period. ASGP must be notified of the presentation prior to the event. Students may choose to present at the annual Alaska Space Grant Symposium. Please contact the ASGP office if you wish to present at the Symposium.
- Acknowledge Alaska Space Grant Program support in any presentations or publications that the student develops as a result of his/her Space Grant-supported research project. This acknowledgement should state that: "This material is based in part upon work supported by the Alaska Space Grant Program.”
Funding Awards are subject to availability of NASA funding.
For More Information Contact Rebecca Lees at Rebecca.Lees@gi.alaska.edu or by phone at (907) 474-6833