North Carolina Space Grant collaborates with NASA centers, industry partners, research organizations and other national Space Grant partners to provide hands-on experiential and research experiences to higher education students through meaningful internships.

Student Ryan Theurer at his internship with NASA HQ in the summer of 2017

NC Space Grant also works with partners to advertise career information pertinent to aerospace and aviation in North Carolina and nationally, here on our website and on our social media accounts.

NASA Internships

NASA Internships provide students with opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research at NASA field centers under the direction of a NASA mentor. Funding levels for NASA interns will be consistent with NASA Office of Education award levels for graduate and undergraduate students.

NASA has developed a single, one-stop agency system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Students access information about internship and fellowship opportunities across NASA to engage in research, aerospace education and space exploration. A student completes a single internship and/or fellowship application to express interest in up to 15 specific opportunities for each summer, fall, spring or year-long session.

Internship applications are now open for student access on a rolling basis, with positions currently open at all NASA centers.

Summer intern selections will be made through April 29. The summer session has two available date ranges: May 20 to July 26 and June 3 to August 9 (10 weeks each).

To apply, visit Find samples of previous internships on the 2018 Internship List.

Industry Internships

NC Space Grant collaborates with industry partners to identify opportunities for interns and helps industry partners share opportunities with our state-wide student populations, as well as nationally through our Space Grant network. Internships are posted as they become available. Examples have included the LORD Corporation and HyperSizer.

Research Organizations

NC Space Grant collaborates with research organizations to identify opportunities to conduct research and, where applicable, share research findings via publications, conferences and for public outreach purposes. Examples have included RTI International and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Lab.

Special Internship Opportunities

Occasionally we hear about special calls for internship applicants and pass them along here. There are currently no special opportunities we know of, so please check back again periodically.