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 national NASA programs, use these links to navigate the opportunities: NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS). Or you can go 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 NASA Internship Home Page and scroll down to Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (formerly NYCRI)

The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators and graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts who will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classrooms while improving STEM education within their communities. (source: NASA GISS)

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City (GISS) and New York Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI), please visit the GISS CCRI website. For NJIT site information of the program, please contact Dr. Boris Khusid, Professor, Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering (E-mail:


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.