The LPI Summer Intern Program in USA.
All online application information must be received by the LPI no later than November 23, 2020. 11:59 p.m.
The LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research, learn from widely respected planetary scientists, and discover exciting careers in planetary science. During the 10-week internship, students have opportunities to participate in enrichment activities, including lectures and career development workshops.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. Students with majors in a physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are preferred, but all eligible students will be considered.
The 10-week program runs from June 7, 2021–August 13, 2021. Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist from the LPI or the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project. Interns are selected by the project advisors who look for academic excellence and scientific interest and backgrounds compatible with their specific project needs.
The benefits of this internship include:
Gaining valuable research experience
Developing new skills and refining others
Meeting and working with professionals, establishing contacts for letters of reference and networking
Experiencing a new work environment
Many of today’s leaders in planetary science began as LPI summer interns. Every career starts somewhere, and we encourage you to join us as you embark on your journey.
Selected interns will receive a $7,300 stipend to cover the costs associated with being in Houston for the duration of the program. This amount covers the internship stipend, travel, housing, and cost of living expenses. Interns travelling from an international location may be eligible for an additional $500 to cover travel expenses. In addition to the stipend, financial support of up to $1,000 (domestic travellers) and up to $1,500 (international travellers) is offered to interns who submit an accepted abstract as the first author to the upcoming Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit are eligible. Students with majors in a physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are preferred, but all eligible students will be considered. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or other protected status.
All online application information must be received by the LPI no later than November 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m., CST.
Selection is based on these criteria:
Scholarship, curriculum, and experience
Career objectives and scientific interest
Match of applicant's interest with available research projects
All online application information must be received by the LPI no later than November 23, 2020. 11:59 p.m., CST. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Notification of selection will be made on or around March 15, 2021. Successful applicants should be prepared to make a decision regarding the offer to participate within two days of notification.
If you are a foreign national, you will be asked to provide proof of English proficiency. This may be in the form of a Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, or a letter from one of the professors in the English department at your university confirming that you have sufficient spoken and written English language skills, to successfully participate in the internship program.