Status Report

Applications Available for NASA Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

By SpaceRef Editor
November 10, 2008
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NASA History Division Winter/Spring 2009 Internships

The NASA History Division is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for winter/spring 2009 internships. The History Division maintains archival materials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists, scholars, students at all levels, and others from around the world. The division also edits and publishes several books and monographs each year. It maintains a large number of Web sites on NASA history.

Students of all majors are welcome to apply. While detailed prior knowledge of the aeronautics and space fields is not necessary, a keen interest and some basic familiarity with these topics are needed. Strong research, writing and editing skills are essential. Experience with computers, especially HTML formatting, is a plus.

Intern projects are flexible. Typical projects include handling a wide variety of information requests, editing historical manuscripts, doing research and writing biographical sketches, updating and creating Web pages, and identifying and captioning photos.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 2, 2008. For more information, visit Questions about this opportunity should be directed to

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

NASA’s Aeronautics Mission Directorate is currently accepting scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students in aeronautics and related fields for the academic year beginning in fall 2009.

Twenty undergraduate students in their second year of study will receive up to $15,000 per year for two years and a summer internship at a NASA center with a $10,000 stipend. Five graduate students will receive up to $35,000 per year for three years and two summer internships at a NASA center with $10,000 stipends.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due Jan. 16, 2009.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply online, visit . Questions about this scholarship should be directed to

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project Summer 2009 Session

NASAs Undergraduate Student Research Project is currently accepting applications for 10-week summer 2009 internships. These internships offer students the opportunity to work alongside NASA scientists and engineers at NASA’s field centers, laboratories and test facilities.

Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA. They must have an academic major or course work concentration in engineering, math, computer science, or physical or life sciences. Participants work on practical problems that will be applied in aerospace or on future NASA missions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The application deadline for the summer 2009 session is Jan. 23, 2009.

For more information, visit

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Announces Opportunities for College Students

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute seeks solutions to health concerns facing astronauts on long missions. This research also benefits patients on Earth. The NSBRI has two exciting opportunities for college students on several levels.

Graduate Education Program in Space Life Sciences

The NSBRI-sponsored training program in space life sciences enables students to work toward a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and focus their research on space life sciences and fields related to the space initiative. Texas A&M is currently recruiting participants for fall 2009. Students will pursue doctoral degrees in kinesiology, nuclear engineering (health physics) or nutrition, or a M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in medical sciences.

Application packages are due Feb. 15, 2009.

For more information, visit

National Space Biomedical Research Institute Summer Internship Program

The NSBRIs summer program is for graduate or medical students and undergraduate students who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies. Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae or resume, a letter of interest indicating available dates during the summer, and two letters of recommendation. The program is open to U.S. citizens.

The deadline to apply for the 2009 program is Jan. 31, 2009.

For more information, visit Questions about this opportunity should be directed to

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