Education

JPL Programs

The JPL Education Office manages numerous internship opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Find the program that's right for you below.


PROGRAM ACADEMIC LEVEL(S) SESSION
Year-Round Internship Program

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The JPL Year-Round Internship Program offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities at JPL during the academic year as well as summers to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Undergraduate, Graduate Any APPLY
Maximizing Student Potential in STEM

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Maximizing Student Potential in STEM, or MSP, offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities at JPL to underrepresented students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Undergraduate, Graduate Any APPLY
Summer Internship Program

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The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time, summer internship opportunities at JPL to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Undergraduate, Graduate Summer APPLY
JPL Visiting Student Researchers Program

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The JPL Visiting Student Researchers Program, or JVSRP, offers research opportunities at JPL to graduate and doctoral students who have a pre-existing relationship with a JPL researcher and have been invited to take part in a research project at the laboratory.

Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral Any APPLY
JPL Summer Faculty Research Program

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The JPL Summer Faculty Research Program, or JSFRP, provides opportunities for college and university faculty teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to engage in research of mutual interest with a JPL researcher.

Faculty Summer APPLY

Partner Programs

Explore additional internship positions at the laboratory made possible by partnerships between the JPL Education Office and outside universities and organizations.


PROGRAM ACADEMIC LEVEL(S) SESSION
The Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experience

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The Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experience, or CURE, offers summer and year-round research opportunities at JPL in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science and space exploration to science, engineering and mathematics students selected from a consortium of Los Angeles area community colleges.

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Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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The Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, or SURF, provides undergraduate students pursing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with an introduction to the research process under the guidance of seasoned mentors at JPL and Caltech.

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NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program

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The NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program, or PGGURP, is an eight-week summer internship providing undergraduates majoring in geology and related sciences with an opportunity to participate in NASA planetary geosciences research.

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Student Independent Research Intern

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The Student Independent Research Intern, or SIRI, program offers semester-long internships at JPL for students enrolled in an independent study course at participating Los Angeles and Orange County area colleges.

Undergraduate, Graduate Fall, Spring LEARN MORE
Science Teacher and Researcher Program

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The Science Teacher and Researcher Program, or STAR, is a nine-week summer fellowship that offers undergraduate, graduate and teaching-credential-seeking students from any California State University campus, or Noyce Scholars from any U.S. university, who are planning to become science teachers an opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at research centers nationwide, including JPL.

Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty Summer LEARN MORE
NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program

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The NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, or NITARP, gets educators involved in authentic astronomical research by teaming them up with professional astronomers for a year-long original research project using NASA's vast archives of astronomical data from space- and ground-based telescopes.

Formal and Informal Educators See details LEARN MORE

Workshops

Get a window into your future with workshops designed to give students an in-depth and educational look at careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help define their career paths.


PROGRAM ACADEMIC LEVEL(S) SESSION
National Community College Aerospace Scholars

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The National Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, program is an online workshop for community college students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program culminates in a three-day, in-person learning experience at a NASA center.

Undergraduate Spring (3 days) LEARN MORE
Planetary Science Summer School

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The JPL Planetary Science Summer School is an intensive one-week workshop for graduate, doctoral and postdoc students who are interested in a career in planetary exploration to learn the process of developing a robotic space mission through concurrent engineering.

Graduate, Doctoral, Postdoc Summer (1 week) LEARN MORE

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