NASA Student Internships page

NASA Student Internships    

For a list of NASA-related internships, see the NASA internships website.

APPLY HERE:    NASA Student Internship Application

*NASA Media Release form – download here: NASA-AdultMediaReleaseForm 2

General Information

The SCSGC may provide support for qualified students to participate in various research and internship programs offered by NASA’s Centers, such as: the NASA Academy programs, The Undergraduate Research Program (USRP) at Langley, Langley’s LARSS program, ESMD programs, JPL Internships or independent research projects at NASA Centers. These programs enable undergraduate students to work for 10 weeks on-site at a NASA Center with a mentor. The programs are designed for technically oriented students with an interest in gaining knowledge, awareness and a greater appreciation for research activities and its affects in the real world. These internship supplements will be used to support a student’s work and/or to supplement travel expenses to a NASA Center. The amount of the student stipend award depends upon the program for which the student is accepted. The actual stipend amounts are determined by each program and Center.  Stipend awards begin at $6,000 and are dependent upon the NASA program.

New Requirement for ALL student awardees for 2019/2020:

We are now requiring that you participate in at least one Outreach/Public Engagement activity event during your award period.  SC Space Grant participates in many events each year, and you may join us at any time.  Past events include the Charleston STEM festival, Camp Happy Days Summer camp, and the NASA STEM Expo.  You may work with our main office or your campus director to locate an event of your choosing.  These events will provide you with a great opportunity to share your enthusiasm for NASA and for STEM with the general public.

Please contact the main SC Space Grant office and your SC Space Grant campus director for information regarding upcoming outreach events in your area.

Application Requirements
Please be aware that in order to receive funding, you MUST apply for the NASA internship through them as well as apply for funding through the SC Space Grant!

  • Resume
  • Education Information to include unofficial transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Reference
  • Internship Essay – This essay can be the application essay submitted to the NASA internship program.  Also, include a segment (500 words or less) that describes your past activities, current interests and future plans, as well as how this internship will benefit your future career.
  • NASA Internships to which you applied

You must be selected for your NASA internship program by that program’s admissions committee to receive award funding. You MUST apply to us for FUNDING for your internship stipend. Acceptance into a NASA center internship program does not guarantee SC Space Grant Consortium funding for your travel and stipend.

Proposal Formatting Guidelines:

• Must be single-space, in English, use a font of at least 12 point (no more than ~15 characters per inch horizontally and 5.5 lines per inch vertically),
• Must use standard 1” margins on all sides.
• 10 mb file size max for each proposal, must be an unlocked and searchable pdf file.

Eligibility
Students must:

  1. Have applied or have been accepted into a NASA Center internship program;
  2. Be a citizen of the United States (see U.S. citizenship requirements here)
  3. Attend a consortium member institution or educational partner
  4. Have sponsorship from a faculty advisor
  5. Be a rising junior or senior
  6. Have an interest in aerospace and space related studies. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the basic sciences, science education, astronomy, planetary science, environmental studies, engineering, fine arts, and journalism

Equal Opportunity
Applicants will not be denied consideration on grounds of race, creed, color, age, sex, or handicap. We encourage women and minorities to apply.

Reporting Requirements

  • SC Space Grant Awardees are required to submit a final report of their research activities at the end of the academic year.
  • SC Space Grant Awardees are required to present their work at a research symposium or conference.
  • If selected to participate in this program you agree to participate in the South Carolina Space Grant Longitudinal Tracking program that is designed to monitor student progress from award through first employment.

Obligation to the Government
While students who receive support through the National Space Grant Program do not incur any formal obligations to the government of the United States, the objectives of the program clearly will be best served if graduates from the program pursue further study or careers in science, technology, and engineering fields and support areas. *As required by NASA, all awardees will be tracked through their first year of employment.

For more information, please contact: Ms. Tara B. Scozzaro, MPA Program Manager
phone: 843.953.5463 | email: scozzarot@cofc.edu