The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded on July 29, 1958, and is responsible for the nation's civilian space program for aeronautics and aerospace research. Funded by the U.S. government, NASA offers several internships, fellowships, and scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Opportunities at NASA institutions may be explored through a NASA-wide system for recruitment, application, and selection known as OSSI:SOLAR - One Stop Shopping Initiative: Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholars. Once on the website, students can verify their basic eligibility along with the types of internships, fellowships, and scholarships available, and application deadlines.

For more information, please visit the Office of Education Infrastructure Division (OEID) Launchpad web site.

Who Should Apply

Students who are U.S. citizens studying in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines are encouraged to apply. There are also opportunities for non-STEM concentrations, such as business. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA for most programs; some may require a higher GPA.

For more information about applying through OSSI (One-Stop Shopping Initiative) by NASA.