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. Visit NASA's internship pages to learn more about the many open projects and teams waiting for you to join!

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).  

We strongly encourage you to apply early!


Spring 2021 Awardees
InternUniversityNASA Site
Marina CannonUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center

Summer 2021 Awardees
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Oliver HamburgerUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
William HarveyUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
Analiese ParsonsUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
Shaeleigh StrangeNorwich UniversityGoddard Space Flight Center
Matthew ThompsonUniversity of VermontJet Propulsion Laboratory

Fall 2021 Awardees
InternUniversityNASA Site
William HarveyUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center
John KaufmannUniversity of VermontGoddard Space Flight Center


NASA Internship Site Awards

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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