Project Description:

NIP is a center unique college internship program (formerly known as LERCIP) conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The program provides a 10-week paid summer internship for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission, and a 16-week fall and spring STEM-only internship opportunity. Students spend their tenure learning and working at the NASA Glenn Research Center facilities under the guidance of a mentor while engaging in authentic NASA-related, mission-based R&D and career-related activities. The educational component allows students to attend and participate in a variety of planned activities such as Conference Day, Career Showcase and a Student Poster Session. The program provides hands-on experiences that challenge, inspire, and promote practical application, complementing and expanding upon students’ theoretical education.

Eligibility Requirements:

For consideration in this project, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and meet each of the following criteria:

  • Full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business related field at an accredited colleges/universities
  • College-bound graduates (high school seniors) or students attending an accredited 2-year college
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The applicant must begin on scheduled start date and participate on a full-time basis, Monday through Friday (40 hours per week), for the entire tenure

Benefits:                                           2019/2020 Start/End Dates:

  • Hands-on experiences                         Spring Session:  January 13, 2020 – May 1, 2020
  • Mentoring and role models Summer Session 1:  June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
  • Exposure to NASA careers Summer Session 2:  June 15, 2020 – August 21, 2020
  • Enrichment activities Fall Session: August 31 – December 11, 2020
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Salary based on academic level

Application Information:

Application season for students to apply can be found at