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January 16, 2020 at 1:46 pm

Career Corner | NASA Seeks Summer Interns at Cleveland Research Center

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The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has hundreds of paid opportunities for students to come to the center, gain experience, and work with NASA personnel on authentic NASA projects each year. The center is currently recruiting for Summer 2020 internships.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. program, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be U.S. citizens.

Opportunities range from science and research opportunities in STEM fields, to design opportunities for visual artists and graphic designers, to administrative opportunities for students majoring in business, education, human resources, finance and more.

Cynthia Calhoun, portrait

Cynthia Calhoun

About the NASA Internship Program

The NASA Internship Prpgram is a center unique college internship program (formerly known as LERCIP) conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The program provides a 10-week paid summer internship for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission, and a 16-week fall and spring STEM-only internship opportunity. Students spend their tenure learning and working at the NASA Glenn Research Center facilities under the guidance of a mentor while engaging in authentic NASA-related, mission-based R&D and career-related activities. The educational component allows students to attend and participate in a variety of planned activities such as Conference Day, Career Showcase and a Student Poster Session. The program provides hands-on experiences that challenge, inspire, and promote practical application, complementing and expanding upon students’ theoretical education.

Eligibility Requirements

For consideration in this project, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and meet each of the following criteria:

  • Full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business related field at an accredited colleges/universities.
  • College-bound graduates (high school seniors) or students attending an accredited two-year college
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must begin on scheduled start date and participate on a full-time basis, Monday through Friday (40 hours per week), for the entire tenure.


  • Hands-on experiences
  • Mentoring and role models
  • Exposure to NASA careers
  • Enrichment activities
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Salary based on academic level


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