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LPI Summer Intern Program

.. Planetary Science

Open to all nationalities

icon  Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

.. 08 Jan 2016

     Work permit : Required

.. $5,675 stipend+$1000 travel stipend

1-3 months


More about this internship

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
  • Mineralogy/Petrology


  • 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.

Source : Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
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