NASA Summer Research Internships

NASA has internships in aerospace, chemical, environmental, materials, mechanical, civil, electrical, thermal, systems, optical, robotic and computer hardware and software engineering.  Engineers also work in the fields of composites, cryogenics, microelectronics, signal processing, high performance computing, and nanotechnology .  NASA computer engineers develop artificial intelligence systems, and conduct research into data information and visualization systems technology.  NASA computer scientists develop models that help us learn about gravitational astrophysics, study the Earth's oceans, study the Earth's atmosphere, and study the biospheres of other planets.  Earth and planetary scientists study the physics and chemistry of the Earth's oceans, the Earth's atmosphere, and the biospheres of other planets and exoplanets, using these models.  Astrophysicists use satellites, aircraft, balloons and sounding rockets to conduct research into high energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics, stellar physics, heliophysics, and cosmology.  NASA engineers and scientists work with radio, thermal, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X-ray, gamma ray, laser, particle, acoustic and many other types of sensors and detectors.


For more information on NASA New York City Research Initiative, (NYCRI) please visit the website. For NJIT site information of the NYCRI program, please contact Dr. Boris Khusid, Professor, Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering (E-mail:


You can register for an account anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) through the Student Opportunity link. A single internship or fellowship application places students in the applicant pool for consideration by mentors for all NASA internships or fellowships. Visit the OSSI Frequently Asked Questions.


Summer 2016 internships run from early June until early August for college students and from late June until early August for high school students. All student interns get paid. For example, last Summer, at Goddard college students received a stipend of $6000. As an intern, you are responsible for your own housing. NASA internships for college and high school students are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions through the OSSI website.


NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. NASA has a two-percent hiring goal for employment of people with disabilities and internships are a good way to get experience.