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Apply Now for NASA History Internships, NASA Planetary Biology Internships and NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project Opportunities

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2009
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NASA History Division Summer 2009 Internships

The NASA History Division is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer 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 Feb. 25, 2009. For more information, visit

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Steve Garber at

2009 NASA Planetary Biology Internship

The NASA Planetary Biology Internship Program provides opportunities each year for nine or 10 interns to undertake research at NASA research centers, NASA-sponsored laboratories, and academic institutions. The pursuit of such studies is expected to broaden the base of this new science by encouraging people in many different fields to take part.

Graduate students accepted in the PBI program will be expected to carry out research with a NASA-sponsored investigator for eight weeks, usually during the summer months. Typical programs in which interns may become involved include: global ecology and remote sensing; microbial ecology and bio-mineralization; advanced life support; and origin and early evolution of life.

Applications are due March 2, 2009. For more information, visit . Please e-mail questions about this opportunity to Michael Dolan at

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project Fall 2009 Session

NASA’s Undergraduate Student Research Project is currently accepting applications for 15-week fall 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 fall 2009 session is March 6, 2009.

For more information, visit

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