NASA internships and fellowships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA.
Interns are integrated in NASA teams and assigned to authentic projects.
Although prior experience can be valuable and may be preferred for some projects, it is not a requirement for NASA internships.
The stipend award amount is based on student's academic level and the length of internship.
Interns are selected and placed in projects for fall, spring and summer sessions at any NASA location.
Students complete one application that is viewed by mentors agencywide.
Cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Full-time students (high school through graduate)
16 years of age at the time of application (no exceptions)
Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university.
Educators are also eligible to apply
All applicants must be U.S. citizens in order to apply for an internship. More information about opportunities for international students can be found at www.nasa.gov/stem/international-internships-for-students.html