NASA high school summer internship program in Austin, Texas

High school students in grades 10 and 11 from across the U.S. may apply for the STEM Enhancement in Earth Science high school intern program. This collaboration between NASA, Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas Center at Austin (UT) Center for Space Research (CSR) provides high school students the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and engineers as they conduct authentic research in earth and space science.

Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA supported research on astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. This summer TSGC and UT/CSR will support a summer intern program where interns will work remotely prior to their on-site internship July 18 - August 1, 2020. Housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided for those selected. A limited number of travel scholarships to Texas are available.

The summer intern program will allow interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data including CSR analysis of ice sheets, Earth's gravity field, and other satellite observations while being mentored by project scientists. Virtual projects are available for students who cannot travel.

The summer internships provide motivated high school students who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics careers the opportunity to analyze NASA data and gain experience in conducting authentic NASA research through field investigation and data analysis.

Interns are selected on the basis of their academic records, written application that includes written essay questions, introduction video, letter of recommendation and interest in STEM. The deadline for submitting applications for the summer 2020 internship program is Feb. 22, 2020.