The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. As a Summer Intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.
Interns will receive a $5,675 stipend plus $1000 U.S. travel stipend, or $1,500 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.
Areas of Research
- Lunar Science and Exploration
- Planetary Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy
- Image Processing
- Planetary Geology and Surface Processes
- Impact Studies
- Geophysical Data Analysis and Modeling
- Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
- Meteorites and Sample Analysis
- Interplanetary Dust and Presolar Grains
- College undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit interested in pursuing a career in the sciences are eligible.
- Relevant fields of study include the natural sciences, engineering, computer sciences, and mathematics.
- Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, or other nonmerit factors.
Selection is based on these criteria:
- scholarship, curriculum, and experience
- career objectives and scientific interest
- match of interest of applicant with available research projects.
Internship Duration: The 10-week program runs from June 6, 2016–August 12, 2016.
Note: Notification of selection will be made by March 4, 2016.