FY 2016_Space Grant Internship Application Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Intern Application 2016-2017

Application Deadline: July 5, 2016 at 11:59pm or special permission only

If you want to expand your universe and get paid for it too, we may have the perfect job for you in the UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program!

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant undergraduate research internship program is intended to provide a paid research-work experience for undergraduate students that can also help develop professional/career interests or aid in developing an understanding of scientific work. Space Grant Internships provide mentored, research, research & development, science writing, science policy, or science education experiences.   They provide undergraduates exploring career options, opportunities to broaden their educations with rich, hands-on experiences with the full process of inquiry and discovery. Sophomores (fall semester 2016), juniors and seniors from all STEM majors at The University of Arizona and Pima Community College are eligible to apply!  We seek a smart, motivated and diverse group of students.  Applications are especially encouraged from women and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Parent Contact Information
Local Address
Please list a faculty reference
Experience and Education
Maximum 150 words. One paragraph only please!
Maximum 150 words. One paragraph only please!
Maximum 150 words. One paragraph only please!
What can you expect to gain from it? What can you contribute to the program that is special? Maximum 150 words. One paragraph only please!
A project might be a technical term paper, a semester job in a technical, scientific or engineering field, etc
Tell us skills or talents that might help us evaluate your candidacy for an internship or better match you with a project (no more than three one-word answers)
Macs *
Statistics *
Windows *
Visual Basic *
Java *
Image Processing *
Fortran *
Database *
C, C++ *
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering *
Agriculture/Resource/Environmental Economics *
Anthropology/Rural Sociology/Geography *
Astronomy *
Biology *
Chemistry *
Computer Science *
Ecology *
Electrical Engineering *
Environment Science/Global Change *
Journalism *
Optical Sciences *
Physics *
Planetary Sciences *
Rangeland Management/Science *
Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis *
Science Education *
Soil Science *
Space Biology *
Space Science and Society, Policy *
Terrestrial or Planetary Atmosphere/Climate *
Terrestrial or Planetary Geology *
Water and Watershed *


Note: It is expected that all awardees be prepared to commit at least 160 hours to their Internship work.

Mentor Request

Interns are generally matched with mentors/projects by the Space Grant Steering Committee. To request a specific mentor, please name him/her here.

If you propose to work with a specific mentor, that mentor must submit a Mentor's proposal/application form to the Space Grant Steering Committee. It is your responsibility to ensure your requested mentor has submitted a Mentor Application.

If the Space Grant Steering Committee is unable to match you with the above named person, do you want to be considered for other positions?
Tracking Agreement

A key measure of UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program success is made through tracking the accomplishments and whereabouts of program participants. As a federal grant program, continued support and funding requires documentation of program accomplishments; tracking results must be provided to NASA and ultimately to Congress. To accomplish this, to apply for an Internship you must agree to the following:

If selected for UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship, I agree to keep program managers apprised on my current academic accomplishments and personal whereabouts including my current contact information. In addition, during the internship I agree to complete program evaluation forms in a timely manner, and complete subsequent (online) program tracking forms at least one time per year starting at the end of my internship, until such time as I leave UA, complete my current UA/Pima academic degree, and can document the "next step" in my academic or professional activities (i.e., enter graduate school or the workforce).

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