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Undergraduate Opportunities

The New York Space Grant (NYSG) Consortium supports undergraduate research opportunities in space-related fields with various programs. Each year, undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in research during the summer and/or throughout the year in on-going projects sponsored by NASA

Under the guidance of leading experts in their fields, undergraduates conduct research in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. The following programs are accepting applications:

Opportunities funded by New York Space Grant Consortium and/or NASA Other undergraduate research opportunities (links will open in new window)
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Internships at NASA centers

The One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): Student Online Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholar (SOLAR) is "a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available." Using the SOLAR web site, a student can search and apply for multiple NASA opportunities using a single application.

Depending on continued funding from NASA, the New York Space Grant Consortium is one of the many organizations that anticipates funding undergraduate students for NASA summer 2016 internships. To be eligible for NY Space Grant funding, a full-time student must (1) be a United States citizen, and (2) be a New York state resident or attend a New York college/university, and (3) be majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline. Additional eligibility requirements exist for each specific internship opportunity. Women and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Search opportunities and apply using the link below:

>>NASA's OSSI/SOLAR system

March 1, 2016 is the deadline for submitting summer 2016 applications through SOLAR. However, students are strongly encouraged to complete applications ASAP, as internship offers may be extended as early as mid-January 2016.

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NASA Multidisciplinary Aeronautics Research Team Initiative (MARTI)

NASA MARTI is an intense summer experience for undergraduate and graduate students to hone their technical, leadership, project management, and teamwork skills in science and engineering. Guided by professional scientists and engineers, students form teams to work on complex projects, attend subject matter expert lectures and/or short courses, and visit aeronautics industry sites and other research facilities. Participants must be enrolled in Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines, including Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, and Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

MARTI will be held at NASA Ames, Armstrong, Glenn, and Langley. Students may apply using a single application.

Applicants for MARTI must be (1) a United States citizen, (2) in high academic standing (GPA of 3.2 or greater), (3) at least 18 years of age, and (4) a junior or senior undergraduate student, or first- or second- year graduate student, in Fall 2016.
Veterans, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To obtain more information and apply to NASA MARTI, use the link below:

>>NASA MARTI on-line application

February 16, 2016 is the deadline for submitting summer 2016 MARTI applications.

For questions or more information, please e-mail


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