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NASA Internships

NASA accepts summer internship applications between November and March each year.


NASA Internships are a fun, challenging way to build professional experience for students studying engineering, mathematics, computer science, the physical/life sciences, and much more. 


NASA internships opportunities are open to all higher education (undergraduate and graduate) students. However, in order to receive ISGC funding for your internship, you must be a full-time student at an Idaho university or college. Please note that you don't need to be attending school during the summer-- that would make doing the internship pretty difficult!


U.S. citizenship is required for both selection and funding.

NASA Academy

The NASA Academy is an intensive summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. The academy's purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. 


The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. It offers interns an intense learning experience that is either space- or aeronautics-based. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives.


Students can apply to the NASA academy through NASA Internships and Fellowships, just like a regular internship. The same requirements described under "NASA Center Internships" are applicable here as well.

All Idaho students are asked to email upon submitting your application.


NASA Career Opportunities

Interested in a career at NASA? Check out the NASA Careers website to search current job openings, learn about careers at NASA, and more! 

Former Intern Experiences

Mitch Bodmer

"This internship provided a challenging project where I learned how to work with a complicated computer model. I learned more from this internship than I had anticipated to have learned. The environment was safe, and friendly. The other researchers were supportive and always willing to answer questions when either myself or my mentor didn't know the answer. Overall, this was a great opportunity, and gave me skills that I can see myself using in my future career."

Hailey Johnson

Follow our student alumni's journey in the world of engineering on her blog here

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