Top 5 International Internships from NASA, Quora, Fermilab, and more.

Top 5 International Internships from NASA, Quora, Fermilab, and more.


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1. NASA LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
Location: Lunar and Planetary Institute or NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas
Duration: 10 weeks (June 6 -August 12, 2016) and the start dates for the Internship are flexible. The program tries to be as accommodating as possible.
Stipend: You will receive a $5,000 stipend plus $1000 US travel stipend, or $1,500 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.

The last date to apply for the 2016 program is January 9, 2016.

Click here for more details and apply now.

Eligibilty: The program is open to international undergraduates as well as students from the United States.

College undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit interested in pursuing a career in the sciences are eligible. Students with majors in a physical or natural science, Engineering, Computer Science, or mathematics have an advantage, but any eligible student may apply. The program is really geared for students finishing their sophomore (2nd) and junior (3rd) years.

Selection is based on these criteria: (1) scholarship, curriculum, and experience; (2) career objectives and scientific interest; and (3) match of interest of applicant with available research projects.

Areas of Research: Lunar Science and Exploration, Planetary, Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy, Image Processing, Planetary Geology and Surface Processes, Impact Studies, Geophysical Data Analysis and Modeling, Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres, Meteorites and Sample Analysis, Interplanetary Dust and Presolar Grains, Mineralogy/Petrology.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is a scientific research institute dedicated to study of the solar system, its formation, evolution, and current state. The Institute is part of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and is supported by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Located at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard in Houston, Texas, the LPI maintains an extensive collection of lunar and planetary data, carries out education and public outreach programs, and offers meeting coordination and publishing services.

7. Summer Research Programme – Space Telescope Science Institute:
Location: Baltimore, USA
Duration: 10 weeks. you have to stay for atleast 9 weeks. There is no alternate starting date available.
Stipend: $600 per week or $6000 for the summer. A travel subsidy will include round-trip travel to Baltimore MD, by air, train or personal vehicle. Coordinated student housing will be offered to the SASP students. STScI will subsidize roughly 1/3 of the housing costs for students who use this housing option.
Application Deadline: 31 Jan, 2016.

Students work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing, preparing data for public releases. The STScI Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) has three broad goals for student participants:

  1. Expose advanced undergraduates to forefront research in astrophysics, and the workings of a space-based observatory.
  2. Furnish participants with opportunities for growth, achievement, and personal development.
  3. Place students in a cohort of friends and colleagues for their future.

– Final/prefinal year undergraduates with a strong interest in space astronomy.
– Non-U.S. citizens will be assisted in obtaining a Work Visa, if necessary.

Fermilab, Illinois

3. Internships for Physics Majors(IPM) – Fermilab
Location: Fermilab, Illinios
Duration: 10 weeks (June 1 – August 7, 2015)
Number of Internships: Less than 10 (Around 5 each year)

  • Wage of $12.50 per hour for a standard 40-hour work week, subject to US taxes.
  • Shared housing.
  • Shared use of a rental car
  • Transportation to and from the airport for out-of-state interns.

For more details and to apply, visit IPM Fermilab’s Page.

The last date to apply this year is February 8, 2015


  • Students must be undergraduate physics majors. (“graduating seniors” are eligible).
  • Students must be foreign students attending US or non-US universities.
  • Participants must provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the US.
  • Participants must have medical insurance while at Fermilab.

About Fermilab: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located just outside Batavia, Illinois, near Chicago, is a US Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. As of January 1, 2007, Fermilab is operated by the Fermi Research Alliance, a joint venture of the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology and the Universities Research Association (URA).

IPM Fermilab offers ten-week summer Internships to outstanding undergraduate physics majors and has been developed to familiarize students with opportunities at the frontiers of scientific research in particle physics.

.4. Data Scientist Intern, Quora
Location: Mountain View, CA

Click here for more details and apply today.

– Pursuing a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in a scientific or quantitative field
– Excellent statistical intuition and knowledge of various analytical approaches
– Curiosity and passion for Quora
– Superb communication skills and ability to explain your analysis clearly
– Proficiency in SQL
– Familiarity with Python or similar scripting language
– Passion for learning and always improving yourself and the team around you

– Building predictive models for user engagement
– Constructing Feed features
– Research on statistical methodology of running experiments
– Building tools to visualize how users navigate Quora
– Development on our experiment analysis framework

.5. Summer Research Program for Undergraduates, The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Location: Toronto, Canda
Duration: Students will be expected to complete a three (3) month period at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum and work full-time hours (37.5 hours per week).
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Click here for more details and apply now.

Program Description: This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work throughout the summer in a laboratory at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor gaining valuable experience and research skills. In addition, students will be required to summarize their work in the form of a poster presentation at an event near the end of the summer.


Eligibility: Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program.




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