NASA Internships


NASA Centers across the U.S. offer a variety of internships. These internships are nationally competitive and only the highest qualified applicants will be considered. The NASA application process can be lengthy so be sure to get an early start.

Many of these internships require funding from the state-based Space Grant Consortia for the internship stipends. This requires applying to both NASA and the Nebraska Space Grant.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (a 2.9 GPA may be rounded up to 3.0)

  • Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to participate

  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in Nebraska.

In order to be eligible for funding from the Nebraska Space Grant, students need to complete 2 applications: one to NASA to be considered for the internship placement at NASA, and one to the Nebraska Space Grant to be considered for the funding. Oftentimes, a NASA Center will receive the internship application and they may be interested in inviting a student to work with them; however, they may not have the funds available to pay the student. They will then turn to the Nebraska Space Grant as the funding source. We will need to have the form completed in this online application system to consider a student for funding.

Steps to Apply for Summer 2022 Internships:  

1. Complete the NASA Internship application through the NASA system here.

2. Complete the Space Grant FY22 Summer Internships Application here.

Important Notes:

  • Summer 2022 Deadline: 03/04/2022 11:59 pm CDT

  • The Infoready application form calls for “Proposal Title”. It is important to follow the naming convention for this form. The Proposal Title will be: SG Summer Internships FY22 Institution Last Name (example: SG Summer Internships FY22 UNO Smith).


The NASA Nebraska Space Grant staff members are available to answer questions. Please call us at email us at

For additional information, visit

The Deadline for Summer 2022 Internships is March 4, 2022 11:59 pm CDT

NOTE: Early Spring 2022, the agency will review the status of in person internships for the Summer session. Until further agency notice, we are moving with the assumption that Summer internships will be held remotely. However, if they are held in person, please be aware that government Covid-19 vaccine and testing protocols must be followed. Please consider submitting your application as soon as possible as some NASA Centers will make internship placements months before the deadline.