Education

Internships

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) offers a limited number of internship opportunities to high school, undergraduate and graduate students who reside within a 50-mile radius of the institute, which is located in the Upper West Side-Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City.

Many summer student internships at NASA GISS are part of the year-round Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI). Teams of high school and undergraduate students and faculty work alongside graduate students and the lead scientists of NASA-funded research projects at universities in the New York City metropolitan region or at NASA/GISS under the mentorship of a GISS scientist.

Summer 2019 Opportunities

Following are internship opportunities that have been announced for Summer 2019. Other opportunities may be added up until the application deadline.

To obtain an up-to-date list and to read more about each opportunity, visit the NASA Internship Opportunities page and specify GISS and Summer 2019 for your search parameters.

Additive Manufacturing: Strength Analysis of Carbon Fiber
Location: New York City College of Technology, Downtown Brooklyn
Analysis, Design and Construction of an Autonomous Robot
Location: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary — Past, Present, and Future (CCRI)
Location: Columbia Univ. Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory (Palisades, NY) and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Earth Observation Applications for Resiliency (CCRI)
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Elevation Dependent Warming in the Arctic
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Future Drought Risk: The Role of The Land Surface
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Mobile App Development for the Airborne Research Scanning Polarimeter
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Software Development and System Modernization
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Temperature and Moisture Extremes in a Warmer World
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Solar Panels For The Lunar Base
Location: LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, Queens
Understanding And Improving the Drivers of Natural Climate Variability (CCRI)
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Urban Climate Adaptation Research (CCRI)
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and New York City College of Technology (Downtown Brooklyn)

How to Apply

Interested students interested must apply for NASA/GISS interships at the intern.nasa.gov website.

The application deadline for Summer 2019 internship opportunities in the GISS and partner programs is April 1, 2019. Please note that addition to being NYC-area residents, applicants must be US citizens and currently enrolled in a formal education program of study with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Information regarding international student eligibility requirements to apply for internship programs at other NASA facilities can be found on the: intern.nasa.gov website.

Resources for Interns

Following is a short list of links potentially useful to students currently doing interships at NASA/GISS:

Contact

For more information about educational opportunities at NASA/GISS, please contact Mr. Matthew Pearce.

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