CRESST II Summer Internship Program

CRESST II works in conjunction with NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to facilitate the CRESST II/NASA summer internship program. Summer internships are a 10-week paid internship where students can work alongside NASA scientists on research projects that support the science missions of NASA.

For the 2024 Summer Internship session, the 10-week session will begin on Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, August 9th. Deviations from this specific period are possible with the agreement of the designated mentor.

Applying for a NASA Internship – U.S. Citizens

U.S. citizens interested in an internship at NASA/GSFC, or any other NASA Center must apply directly through the NASA STEM Gateway portal. To be eligible to apply through the portal you must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. college or university, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and be 16 years of age at the time of application. The deadline to apply for the 2024 Summer Internship session is February 2nd, 2024.

Additional information about eligibility, application deadlines, and internships in general can be found on the NASA STEM Engagement website.

Applying for a CRESST II Internship – International Students or Green Card Holders

NASA internships advertised on the NASA STEM Gateway portal are exclusively for students who are U.S. citizens. CRESST II has the flexibility to hire undergraduate or graduate international students or green card holders who are enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited U.S. college or university. International students or green card holders interested in applying to the CRESST II Internship Program must submit the CRESST II Summer Internship Application along with a resume, college transcript, and a short essay.

The application deadline for Summer 2024 is January 19, 2024. Applicant materials should be emailed directly to the CRESST II Special Programs Manager. During the screening and review process, we will attempt to match applicants with appropriate GSFC scientists and projects. To exemplify the type of opportunities likely to become available, see sample research project reports from previous years.

Note: Citizens from NASA designated countries are not able to work at GSFC or virtually and therefore are ineligible for the CRESST II Internship Program.

Travel and Housing for Non-Local U.S., International, or Green Card Interns

If the internship is onsite at GSFC, students selected for a CRESST II Summer Internship may be eligible for financial assistance to offset round trip domestic travel expenses of up to $700 between students’ home or university and Greenbelt, MD. Further information of financial assistance for allowable travel expenses should be discussed with the hiring institution during the offer process and must be in accordance with the policies of the hiring institution. Financial assistance will not apply for distances less than 50 miles.

Summer Intern Program Highlights From Past Years

Updated: 2023-Nov-29

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