about
apply
faq

Update: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 – While most JPL employees are still on mandatory telework, remote internships are being offered and applications for future opportunities are welcome and encouraged.


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

QUICK VIEW

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
Maximizing Student Potential in STEM

QUICK VIEW

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
Summer Internship Program

QUICK VIEW

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
JPL Visiting Student Research Program

QUICK VIEW

The JPL Visiting Student Research Program, or JVSRP, offers research opportunities to students who have a compatible research interest with NASA/JPL and have secured funding from third-party sponsors who are not associated with NASA or JPL funding sources.

Undergraduate, Graduate Any
JPL Faculty Research Program

QUICK VIEW

The JPL 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 Any
JPL Summer High School Internship Program

QUICK VIEW

The JPL Summer High School Internship Program, or JPL SpaceSHIP, will not be offering an open call for applicants for summer 2020. If a program will be offered in the future, it will be announced here in the December/January timeframe.

High School Not Available

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
Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

QUICK VIEW

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.

Undergraduate Summer
NASA Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research

QUICK VIEW

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

Undergraduate Summer
Student Independent Research Intern

QUICK VIEW

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

Undergraduate Fall, Spring
STEM Teacher and Researcher Program

QUICK VIEW

The STEM 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
NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program

QUICK VIEW

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
The Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experience

QUICK VIEW

Not offering at this time.

Undergraduate Any

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
NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars

QUICK VIEW

The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, program is an online workshop for community college students interested in exploring careers in STEM. The program culminates in an on-site learning experience at a NASA center.

Undergraduate Multiple
NASA Science Mission Design Schools

QUICK VIEW

NASA Science Mission Design Schools are 3-month-long career development experiences for doctoral students, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs and junior faculty who have a strong interest in science-driven robotic space exploration missions. Experiences include the Planetary Science Summer School and the Heliophysics Mission Design School.

Graduate, Doctoral, Postdoc See details

Additional Opportunities

› NASA Interns, Fellows and Scholars Programs
› Postdoctoral Programs
› Employment Opportunities