NASA Internships are educational hands-on opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-time world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA's unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.

NASA Internships can be full or part-time, conducted at a NASA facility, contractor facility, or anywhere activities are ongoing to advance NASA's missions. Mentors can be civil servants, contractors, or faculty conducting activities directly related to NASA's unique assets and ongoing mission activities.

There are three sessions:    Fall (late August/early September to mid-December - 16 weeks), Spring (mid-January to early May - 16 weeks) and Summer (late May/early June to August - 10 weeks).  

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2020 NASA Internship Awardees

Summer 2020 Awardees
InternUniversityNASA Site
Kai BoydUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
Avrey CarifaUniversity of VermontLangley Research Center
Garrett FaucherUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
John HolleranVermont Technical CenterGlenn Research Center
Elijah JohnsonChamplain CollegeGoddard Space Flight Center
Vanessa MyhaverUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
Jonah RubinUniversity of VermontGlenn Research Center
Mitchell SternUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center

Fall 2020 Awardees
InternUniversityNASA Site
Elijah JohnsonChamplain CollegeGoddard Space Flight Center
Kaitlyn KingNorwich UniversityAmes Research Center


NASA Internship Site Awards

Photo of Avery Carifa

Congratulations Avrey Carifa NASA Intern Summer/Fall 2020. Avrey was chosen for a NASA internship at Langley Research Center working on the NASA RAMPT project. Avrey’s mentors at Langley Research Center invited here to continue as a part-time intern for the fall internship session. Avrey was able to continue her summer research for the NASA RAMPT project, while also taking classes on campus at UVM. This was definitely a challenge in time management, but she succeeded in developing strong research and organizational skills. Both the summer and fall sessions ended with a presentation of her research to the Advanced Materials and Processing Branch. Additionally, she was also awarded the Exceptional Contribution Award for both sessions. Avrey was recently featured in the Fall 2020 issue of SUMMIT.


Past Awardees