Summer Apprenticeship Program
(formerly the Summer Internship Program)

Summer Apprenticeship Program at NASA Centers
NSBRI's Summer Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or medical students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, or Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The 2016 Summer Apprenticeship Program begins May 31 and ends August 12. Applicants must be available during these dates.

Since 1998, 234 students representing more than 107 colleges and universities across 38 states have participated in this 11-week program. The program pays apprentices a stipend of $6,600. Housing and travel, including local travel, are the responsibility of the apprentices.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college by the start of the Summer Apprenticeship Program. The program is only open to U.S. citizens. Applicants must be available during the program dates.

How to Apply
To be considered for this program, applicants must complete the online application which is accessible each year beginning October 1. As part of the online process, applicants must upload a CV or resume and a letter of interest. You will also need contact information for one person to submit a letter of recommendation. Please have all the needed information ready to upload at the time of application. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. The letter of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender through NSBRI's online system. Note: Once an online application is uploaded (including uploading the resume or CV and letter of interest), the applicant will receive a URL to the online recommendation system. This URL should be provided to the individual who is writing the letter of recommendation. The person writing the letter of recommendation will be able to upload his/her letter here. The URL will only be available once an applicant fully submits an online application.

When to Apply
NSBRI's Application page for the 2016 Summer Apprenticeship Program will go live on October 1, 2015.

Application Deadline
The deadline to complete the application process for the 2016 program is December 31, 2015. Applications must be completed by the deadline to be considered for review including the letter of recommendation. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the recommender to insure the letter has been uploaded. Faxed or emailed letters of recommendation will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed in early 2016 and selections to the program will be informed early March 2016. If not accepted to the program, you will be informed no later than mid-March 2016.

IMPORTANT Additional Information
Most of your questions about this program can be answered by visiting following link to the Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

To complete an online application for the 2016 NSBRI Summer Apprenticeship Program after October 1, 2015, click here.

2014 NSBRI participants with extreme-climate researcher and former NASA Astronaut, Scott Parazynski, MD.
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2014 participant experiencing the Barany chair.
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