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Program types:
High School ~ ~ College ~ ~ Higher Education ~ ~ Age Limited

High School Programs

Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP)
NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Program Characteristics:
  • 8 week program
    Elegibility:
  • underrepresented high school juniors
  • US citizens
  • within commuting distance of NASA Ames Research Center
    Deadline: March 1
    Contact: Brenda Collins at (650) 604-3540

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    Space and Biology Research Program
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • 6-8 hours per week
  • year round opportunity (?)
  • science and engineering work
    Elegibility:
  • high school seniors
  • candidates must be nominated (1 per school) by their high school (local schools only)
    Contact: Tom Clausen at (650) 604-5544

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    High School Summer Astrophysics Research Opportunity
    Northwestern University, Illinois

    Program Characteristics:
  • Minimum 10 weeks
  • flexible as long as work between June 15 and Sept. 15
  • astrophysics internship
  • stipend provided
    Elegibility:
  • high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • US citizens
    Deadline: around Feb. 12; Notification by about March 1

    College Programs

    Summer Intership at Johnson Space Center/ Lunar Planetary Institute
    Summer Intern Program in Planetary Sciences

    Program Characteristics:
  • 10 weeks, starting June 5, 2000
  • stipend provided
    Elegibility:
  • undergrads taking at least 50 credit hours (Dec. '99 and spring 2000 graduates eligible);
  • Relevant disciplines include the geosciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, computers, math;
  • Any race, color, sex, national origin, age.
    Deadline: Received at LPI by February 4, 2000. Notification of selection by March 10, 2000.

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    Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • full-time and part-time programs available
  • paid work experience
    Elegibility:
  • US citizens
  • undergrads and grads
  • studying Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering; Computer Science; Physics; Math; or Business Administration.
    Contact: Patricia Powell at (650) 604-6988

    Higher Education

    Summer Faculty Fellowship Program
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • 10 weeks
  • conducted in conjunction with Stanford University
  • provides college and university faculty members with an opportunity to enhance their career development in engineering and the sciences.
    Elegibility:
  • college and university faculty
    Contact: Rochelle Roberts at (650) 604-6937

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    Graduate Student Research Program
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • graduate students have the opportunity to conduct their thesis research with a NASA scientist
  • up to 3 years in length
    Elegibility:
  • grad students
    Contact: Rochelle Roberts at (650) 604-6937

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    National Research Council Resident Research Associateship Program (NRCs)
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • postdocs given the opportunity to conduct their own research
    Elegibility:
  • postdocs
    Deadlines:
  • applications must be received by Jan. 15, April 15, and Aug. 15 to be reviewed in Feb, June, and Oct.
    Contact: Rochelle Roberts at (650) 604-6937

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    Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (GEM)
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • opportunity for minority students to obtain masters & doctoral degrees in engineering adn doctoral degrees in the sciences
  • paid summer engineering internships
  • financial aid available
  • applicants must complete a master's degree in 3 semesters.
    Elegibility:
  • US citizens
  • ethnic identity of American Indian, Black American, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican
    Deadlines:
  • applications must be received by Jan. 15, April 15, and Aug. 15 to be reviewed in Feb, June, and Oct.
    Contact: Rochelle Roberts at (650) 604-6937

    Age Limited Programs

    Student Temporary Experience Program
    NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

    Program Characteristics:
  • provides training and work opportunity
  • year round opportunity
    Elegibility:
  • at least 16 years of age
  • US citizens
  • at least half time student (high school or college)
    Contact: Patricia Powell at (650) 604-6988

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