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New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Summer Internship Program

The ten week internship is for students to conduct research in space sciences and includes a $5000 stipend

Posted in: Opportunities, Undergraduate

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The internship recipients are required to present a summary of their research work during the yearly internship conference (held at the end of summer) and submit a final report (of about 1000 words) that includes a summary of their findings as well as recommendations for future work. A survey of the internship recipients indicates that approximately 75% pursue graduate work in science and engineering, with the rest joining STEM industry.

Your application package should consist of the following material:

  1. Application
  2. Transcript
  3. Personal statement of about 500 words, which should include the following material:
    • A biographical sketch describing colleges/universities attended with dates and overall GPA; list of honors obtained, and a summary of all recent employment including military service.
    • A brief statement of what you hope to accomplish as a Space Grant Intern. You are encouraged to contact a faculty advisor or an industrial sponsor to explore aerospace related projects for your summer work or you can expect to be placed to work in projects selected by NJSGC.
    • A statement of your career goals, including their relationship to space science, aeronatics or aerospace, as well as plan for the immediate future (e.g., continuation of studies or employment).
  4. A letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty advisor at your college or another individual who is familiar with your capability to learn, to conduct independent work, to research a topic.

Learn more about the Program and NJ Space Grant Consortium