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 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

As part of their internships, students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students 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 and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.
  • Open to students whose colleges and universities allow them to pursue off-campus, independent study during terms or semesters of the academic year as well as summers
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA -- 3.5 is preferred
  • Open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs)
  • First internship experience must be 10 weeks or more. (Subsequent internship terms are flexible)


  • Participants receive a weekly stipend. Stipend amounts vary and are subject to change
  • Housing and travel allowances are provided only to program participants residing outside the 50-mile radius of JPL
  • Internship periods are flexible
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available

How to Apply:

Click the "Apply Now" button below to fill out the online application.

You will need:

  • A digital version of your resume (uploaded as a PDF, DOC, DOCX, or TXT file)
  • Unofficial transcript

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Application Review & Selection:

For JPL programs, once you have submitted your application to the appropriate program, your application will be reviewed by the Education Office to determine if the eligibility requirements have been met. Potential mentors will search and review applications in the database to determine finalists. Finalists are then typically interviewed by the prospective mentor, after which time the mentor may request that the Education Office issue an offer to the applicant.

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Contact Info:

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