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.

Fall 2019 Opportunities

Following are internship opportunities that were announced for Fall 2019.

To obtain an up-to-date list and to read more about each opportunity, visit the NASA Internship Opportunities projects listing and select GISS in the search form's "center" field.

Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary — Past, Present, and Future
Location: Columbia Univ. Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory (Palisades, NY) and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Construction of a Flexible Cloud Mask from Spaceborne Lidar Atmospheric Profiles
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Earth Observation Applications for Resiliency
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Mobile App Development for the Airborne Research Scanning Polarimeter
Location: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

How to Apply

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

The application deadline for Fall 2019 internship opportunities in the GISS and partner programs was July 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: website.

Resources for Interns

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


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

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