Education Programs


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  Internships    

NASA Internships
USRA joins NASA and the Nation to increase the country’s diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce through a shared vision for hands-on immersive educational experiences. NASA Internships provide a single pathway for diverse and highly qualified, educators, high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students to engage in scientific, engineering, and professional internships at NASA Centers and facilities. Selected interns are paid a competitive stipend award amount based on their academic level. For details and to submit an application, visit the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) at https://intern.nasa.gov.

Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program
Spend the summer as a paid intern in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program and be part of cutting edge science.  Summer internship opportunities in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics are available to graduate and undergraduate level university students, as well as a limited number of upper-level high school students.  Students will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience working directly with AFRL scientists and engineers in a laboratory environment.  For details and application information go to:  http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/

Education Associates Program
The NASA Education Associates Program (EAP) offers students, post-docs and faculty the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers on NASA projects. The NASA EAP is a unique workforce development program that provides hands-on experience for participants in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other academic disciplines. For additional information about EAP go to: http://eap.usra.edu.

The Ames Community College Education and Development Program
The ACCEDP is a career-building internship opportunity specifically designed for SF Bay Area community college students.  ACCEDP supports the NASA Education Framework by addressing the shortage of college students engaged in and pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and NASA Mission Support (STEM-M). To this end ACCEDP has partnerships with SF Bay Area community colleges to recruit talented students to participate in internships with NASA researchers and mission support professionals. By offering students the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and engineers, ACCEDP expands career horizons for those students and allows them to acquire technical knowledge and critical skills. For additional information about ACCEDP go to: accedp.usra.edu.