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STEM Internships

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Are you a current PPSC student involved with STEM Programs? Are you looking to expand your horizons or gain experience early for your career? If so, we have some opportunities for you to check out. Explore STEM internship opportunities below. Paid Internships are listed under unpaid internships.

Unpaid Internships and Programs

The NASA L'SPACE Academy is a free, online, interactive program open to undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations. Please note this is not an internship opportunity, but a program for aspiring NASA employees. 

PARI offers rewarding summer opportunities for college undergraduates and graduate students to conduct research projects on-site while also serving as part of our summer staff.

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Paid Internships

If you are a current NASA L'SPACE student or Alumni, you are encouraged to apply for a Lucy Summer Internship and/or the Lucy Ambassador Program.

The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you.

The Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research, or SUPPR, is an eight-week summer internship providing undergraduates majoring in geology and related sciences with an opportunity to participate in NASA planetary geosciences research. Students work under the direction of a NASA-sponsored planetary science investigator at various science institutions. The program is designed to help students gain educational experience in their fields of study while contributing to NASA missions and science. 

Explore internships with Lockheed Martin. There are opportunities all over the country!

A summer internship at Ball Aerospace provides the tools you need to launch your career. Through challenging projects, mentorship and hands-on experience, Ball Aerospace interns gain valuable firsthand experience in the aerospace and defense industry. As an intern, you will be involved in networking events with Ball Aerospace executives, facility tours, career development opportunities and much more!

SpaceX is currently seeking top talent to join their Intern Program. Their year-round program offers an unparalleled opportunity to play a direct role in transforming space exploration. Opportunities are available across all engineering functions and business operations at SpaceX.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) offers a robust student internship program. Students will be engaged in a combination of onsite, virtual, and hybrid internship experiences working on projects supporting their national security science mission.

Brooke Owens Fellows are selected for their talent, their experience to date, their commitment to service, and their creativity. Their experience in the program is designed to help them grow in each of those areas, turning promising students into thriving leaders. 

The Zed Factor Fellowship will include pairing fellows with industry mentors, placing them in paid summer internships, and providing opportunities for them to build a community (via a summit and other gatherings, in person and virtual, throughout and after the summer program).  The participants will also be required to give back to their communities, providing mentorship to a younger community member, building a program in their high school, or finding an appropriate way to grow and expand the impact of the Zed Factor Fellowship beyond themselves.

In the Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) at Ames Research Center, students work closely with renowned NASA scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research, benefitting from the concentration of bioscience expertise at Ames. In addition to conducting hands-on research, SLSTP students attend technical lectures given by experts on a wide range of topics and tour NASA research facilities.