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    NASA: One Stop Shopping Initiative for Fellowships, Internships, and Scholarships


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: January, May, August
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Internships
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    NASA has a "one stop shopping initiative" (OSSI) where students can find a wealth of information about internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities.  OSSI enables eligible students to access opportunities through a single portal. NASA internships leverage NASA’s unique missions to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future STEM workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. 

    Are the internships paid?

    The majority of interns received a stipend award, but there are some volunteer opportunities noted in project descriptions.

    Is housing my responsibility if I receive an internship?

    Interns are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. This includes locating their own housing options and paying for their housing. Centers may be able to offer minimal assistance by providing a list of local available housing and/or establishing a private social media group for interns to utilize for relocation planning purposes.

    What are the eligibility requirements?

    U.S. CitizenCumulative 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

    When do internships take place?

    There are three sessions:Start Date-End Date Total DurationFall: Late August/early September, mid-December, 16 weeksSpring: Mid-January-early May, 16 weeksSummer: Late May/early June, August 10 weeks

    What types of opportunities are available?

    Opportunities, or internship projects, vary at each and for each session. You will be able to view the available opportunities for the specified session and centers. You must complete an application for each opportunity to be considered. There are filters available to help you locate specific projects that meet your skill set and desired geographic location or virtual.

    Is a Letter of Recommendation required?

    The Office of STEM Engagement is not requiring a letter of recommendation. Because our current application system is designed to meet the needs of many STEM engagement opportunities it requires this question be answered before you can move to the next page. Please feel free to provide a recommender or use your personal email address to circumvent the requirement. Thanks for your patience.