An internship is a wonderful and effective way to connect your academic experience with the professional work arena. It allows you to gain valuable exposure to the workplace, provides the opportunity for skill development, and gives you a competitive edge in your job search.
Internships are generally short-term (one or two semester/summer), and can be paid or unpaid.
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium has limited funding available for NASA Center Internships for North Dakota college and university students. Find more information about this funding here.
Links to Potential Internship Opportunities
**This is not an all-inclusive list…..be diligent in searching for a summer internship in the field of your career goals.**
- The Aerospace Corporation
- Ball Aerospace
- Bigelow Aerospace
- Blue Origin
- Calsonic Kansei
- Commercial Spaceflight Federation
- Engility Corporation (search for
- Federal Opportunities for STEM Grad Students
- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship
- Lockheed Martin
- Lunar & Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program
- NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
- NASA Pathways Intern Program
- NASA Science for Researchers (graduate fellowships)
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- National Space Biomedical Research Institute
- Northrop Grumman
- Orbital ATK
- Rockwell Collins
- SAE WISE Program
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- STEMN Job/Internship Database
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- UTC Aerospace Systems (use keyword
10/4/2018Summer '19 Internship at Engility
10/11/2017Pathways Internships at NASA KSC
03/21/2016WISE Summer Internship Program
Chris Follette, Robotics Intern,
“Working at Honeybee Robotics this summer showed me what it takes to be an engineer working with spacecraft and planetary mechanisms on a daily basis.
The drive, passion, and technical prowess all of the engineers showed on a daily basis is something I’ll strive to achieve every day.”
Anne Longlet, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"Throughout my time working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, I received hands on engineering experience on what it takes to create something that has never been done before. The environment created by NASA GSFC allowed for innovation and new learning experiences daily.
The creativity and hard work I witnessed there was inspiring and seeing the results only elevated my enthusiasm for the space industry. Having the chance to again work with such dedicated and intelligent people is something I work towards every day."
Sophie Orr, NASA Ames Research Center
Experiencing NASA culture first hand showed me how my passion for space and science can be directly applied to a variety of research areas. This has opened a door for my future in the space industry.