The goal of the UArizona NASA Space Grant Program is to integrate research with education to help build a diverse, scientifically literate citizenry and a well-prepared science, engineering, and technology workforce.
To quote NASA's website:
"The more we know about the universe, the more we learn about ourselves. From satellites monitoring our own planet's resources to orbiting observatories scanning deep space, every NASA mission embodies the spirit of discovery."
A NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Internship could be for you! Think big and think broadly. Whether you are a prospective student applicant or a prospective mentor, you will find that potential fields of inquiry include almost everything the University of Arizona has to offer because so many fields touch on NASA objectives. In the past, there have been aspiring artists, educators, journalists, and social scientists among our interns and mentors.
1) Future interns must be enrolled at the University of Arizona for 9 units or more per Fall and Spring semester of their internship year.
2) Future interns must be UArizona Sophomores (in the Fall semester) through Seniors.
3) Future interns may apply from any STEM* major at the UArizona.
4) Per our NASA (federal) grant guidelines, all applicants must be U.S. citizens to apply for this opportunity.
We especially encourage applications from those traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
*At present, per NASA policy, students must be pursuing a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) at the University of Arizona to apply. Take a look at some of the STEM research areas Space Grant is involved in:
- Engineering R&D
- Earth & Environmental Sciences
- Software & Development Systems
- Science Education and Outreach
- Space and Astro Biology
- Social Sciences, Policy and Management
- Science, Journalism, and Technical Writing
** Exception: Any biology research that would not be considered space biology or astrobiology is covered by other, excellent, University initiatives: