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 2014 Summer Apprenticeship Program begins May 27 and ends Aug. 8. Applicants must be available during these dates.

Since 1998, 194 students representing more than 80 colleges and universities 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.

Kristin Harrington talks about her experiences during the 2012 National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Summer Apprenticeship Program. The NSBRI Summer Apprenticeship Program places students in NASA laboratories working with scientists on research projects focused on protecting astronaut health during spaceflight.

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. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Applicants are responsible for obtaining one letter of recommendation, which must be submitted 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.

The deadline to complete the application process for the 2014 program is December 31, 2013. Applications must be completed by the deadline to be considered for review. Faxed or emailed letters of recommendation will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed in early 2014 and will be informed of their acceptance status during March 2014.

NSBRI is scheduled to begin accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Apprenticeship Program on October 1, 2013.

Additional Information
Please visit the Apprenticeship FAQ.