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.

Students work under the direction of a NASA-sponsored planetary geology and geophysics investigator at one of various science institutions, including JPL. The program is designed to help students gain educational experience in their fields of study while contributing to NASA missions and science. Students at JPL will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students pursuing degrees in planetary sciences, geology or geophysics and related disciplines.
  • Students must have not begun their graduate studies.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • Preference given to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs).
  • Students must be available full time (40 hours per week) for the eight-week summer term.
  • Students cannot participate in the program more than one summer.


  • Participants receive a monetary award for the period of the internship. Award amounts vary and are subject to change.
  • Housing and travel allowances are provided by the program sponsor.

How to Apply:

Visit the NASA Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research website and fill out the online application.

You will need:

  • Two letters of reference.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions.

For more information about JPL internships and fellowships, visit our FAQ page.

Program Website:

Contact Info:

JPL Education Office - Student & Faculty Programs
(818) 354-1260