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NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
The NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are also available. Students have the ability to search and apply for all types of NASA internship, fellowship, or scholarship opportunities in one system. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships.

Internships are available at all 10 NASA centers and 7 research facilities all over the United States (refer to map below). Students may submit a completed application whether they apply to an opportunity or not. However, applying to opportunities has the advantage of allowing applicants to be considered by mentors who work in disciplines of interest and at a particular center. Applicants may apply to as many as 15 opportunities. For example, an opportunity having to do with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland because SDO is located there. Not applying to an opportunity means that prospective interns will be hoping that a mentor happens to read their applications rather than directing their applications to mentors in fields and at centers of interest.

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Applications for NASA internships are accepted during the following dates:

We recommend that you apply early, as slots are limited and get filled very quickly!

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NASA Academy
NASA Academy The NASA Academy is a unique summer experience at the university level for developing future leaders of the U. S. Space Program. The program is an intensive, resident, 10-week summer experience (June through August) with laboratory research work, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA Centers and space-related industries, technical writing, and presentations. Students discover how NASA and its Centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories, participate in a team environment and build professional bonds. Upon graduation, Academy participants are inducted into the NASA Academy Alumni Association (NAAA) whose goal is to promote NASA, the NASA Academy, research, and space education. The NASA Academy is co-sponsored by the participating NASA Centers and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

Space Academies – Provide students with a broad interdisciplinary focus on Space/Aerospace coupled with science, engineering, technology and commercial ventures. The following NASA Centers are locations with Space Academies:

Aeronautics Academies – Provide students with additional emphasis on Integrated Systems Research, Project Management, and Multi-disciplinary Collaboration. The following NASA Centers are locations with Aeronautics Academies:

Robotics Academies

Propulsion Academies

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Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP)
The Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work on collaborative research projects with NASA scientists, engineers, and visiting summer faculty.

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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Summer Internship Program

Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world's premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, D.C., is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation's vision in research and space science.

Application deadline for the 2015 College Summer Internship Program is March 31!

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Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
Summer Internship Program

SOCHE's Summer Internship Program provides internship opportunities for engineering and science students to gain valuable experience working at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) through the Graduate School of Engineering & Management. AFIT is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Interns must be U.S. citizens and be actively pursuing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution.

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