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.

NASA internships occur within the following 4 sessions per year generally corresponding to the academic calendar: spring, summer, fall, and year-long (often following the academic year Aug.-May)

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NASA Summer 2018 Internships

The Summer 2018 NASA internship application is closed.

NASA Summer 2018 Internship Awardees
Student University Location
Carina Alden Norwich University Goddard Space Flight Center
Collin J Freiheit University of Vermont Ames Research Center
John Holleran Vermont Technical College Langley Research Center
Charlene Huyler Norwich University Glenn Research Center
Will Jeffries Vermont Technical College Wallops Flight Facility
Laurie King Norwich University Glenn Research Center
Henry Mitchell Norwich University Goddard Space Flight Center
Sarah Nelson University of Vermont Goddard Space Flight Center
Rebecca Osborn University of Vermont Langley Research Center


Past NASA Internships

David Hinckley receiving the John Mather Nobel Scholarship in 2016

Congratulations to Vermont Space Grant's summer NASA intern, David Hinckley. In July 2016, David was one of the fifteen summer interns at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Maryland who was awarded the John Mather Nobel Scholarship by The National Space Grant Foundation, Inc. The funding for the scholarships originated in a generous contribution from the John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts which in turn was funded from the award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics to Dr. Mather. The award consists in the designation "John Mather Nobel Scholar," plus a $3000 scientific travel grant over a two-year period.

NASA Summer 2017 Internship Awardees
Student Degree University Location
Ryan Grindle Ph.D., Applied Mathematics University of Vermont Goddard Space Flight Center
Louise Weed Physics Middlebury College Goddard Space Flight Center
Madeline Pomicter Mechanical Engineering University of Vermont Langley Research Center
Jason Pearl Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering University of Vermont Langley Research Center