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. Students enrolled in participating Nebraska Space Grant affiliate institutions are given priority for funding through the NASA Nebraska Space Grant.

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 Fall 2020 Internships:  

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

2. Complete the Space Grant FY21 Fall Internships Application here.

Important Notes:

  • Fall 2020 Deadline: 07/06/2020 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 Fall Internship FY21 Institution Last Name (example: SG Fall Internship FY21 UNO Smith).


The NASA Nebraska Space Grant staff members are available to answer questions. Please call us at (402) 554-3772 or email us at

For additional information, visit

The Deadline for Fall 2020 Internships is July 6, 2020 11:59 pm CDT

NOTE: NASA Summer Internships 2020 are being held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not aware of a decision to hold NASA Fall 2020 Internships remotely at this time, but there is a possibility that these internships may also be virtual. Any updates on this manner will be communicated through our NASA Nebraska Space Grant listserv.

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