NASA Intern and Fellow Opportunities for International Students

Description: NASA I2 seeks to better prepare all students to work in a global environment and on multicultural international missions.  NASA and the nation benefit from a cadre of future scientists, engineers and other professionals who become familiar and experienced in multinational environments. Internship sessions are arranged in three sessions during the calendar year (spring, summer and fall).

Current Countries Participating with Agreements:

  • Australia: Victorian Space Science Education Center (VSSEC)
  • Brazil: Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)
  • Canada: Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
  • Europe: European Space Agency (ESA)—Program on hold
  • Israel: Israel Space Agency (ISA)
  • Jordan:  Crown Prince Foundation
  • Lithuania: Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
  • Mexico: Mexican Space Agency (AEM)
  • New Zealand: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
  • Norway: Norwegian Space Center (NSC)
  • Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
  • South Korea: Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
  • Sweden: Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)
  • Trinidad and Tobago: National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST)
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE): UAE Space Agency (UAESA)

If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed above, and are interested in applying to one of the available research opportunities, please contact the entity in your country currently participating in this program. Contact information can be found below.

Additional Requirements Include:.

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) in a topic relevant to NASA’s mission priorities.
  • Maintaining high academic standing.
  • Demonstrating an active interest in the U.S. space program.
  • Communicating Proficiently in English

Points of Contact:

International Space University

Description: Through an agreement with the International Space University (ISU), students currently enrolled in the ISU’s Master of Space Studies (MSS) program or the Master of Space Management (MSM) program may apply to work on NASA projects and/or research of benefit to NASA at selected NASA centers, based on availability. ISU-selected students will be assigned to a selected NASA center for a period of 3-6 months to work on projects agreed to by NASA.


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