NASA Student Opportunities

Dreaming of a Career at NASA?

Create a USAJOBS account, upload your resume, and set your preferences for notifications of job opportunities open to the public at NASA or other departments of the federal government. Don’t wait until you hear about an opening the day before it closes to get started. Be prepared to jump on those opportunities as soon as they’re posted! Be sure to check out the resources to help you put your best foot forward in the federal application process.

Become a NASA Partnership Eclipse Ambassador!

NASA and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific are inviting undergraduate students to become Eclipse Ambassadors and help prepare their community for a pair of exciting celestial events! Two solar eclipses will cross North America: an annular solar eclipse on Oct 14, 2023, and a total solar eclipse on Apr 8, 2024. Hundreds of college students across the country will be partnered with amateur astronomers to bring eclipse science, safe viewing techniques, and cultural connections for the eclipses to their communities as trained Eclipse Ambassadors. The project hopes to reach 500 communities across the country, with a particular emphasis on connecting with traditionally underserved audiences. We ask students, of any major, to join us to learn new skills, make connections, and share their enthusiasm about eclipses and science with the public! Click here to learn more!

NASA Summer Internship Opportunities at Ames Research Center

AMA is currently accepting applications for a short term onsite (10-week) summer position associated with Entry Systems work conducted at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The position will start in early June 2023.

University Student Research Challenge (USRC2)

The University Student Research Challenge seeks to challenge students to propose new ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics. USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and with the challenge of raising cost share funds through a crowdfunding campaign. The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public. The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies. Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation. Three-page proposals for the next USRC cycle are due November 10, 2022. Proposals can be submitted later through additional cycles by February 23, 2023 and June 22, 2023.

Join the #SpaceToPitch through NASA’s MUREP Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC)!

Can you turn a creative idea into a real-world application? Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Are you fascinated by NASA technology? Then MITTIC is your #SpaceToPitch! MITTIC is a spinoff challenge to develop new ideas for commercialization open to multi-disciplinary student teams attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Teams selected to participate will receive up to $5,000 with the winning team receiving an additional $10,000! Open office hours are available for your questions every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4 p.m. CDT on Microsoft Teams, or you can contact to schedule a personalized session, exclusively geared to faculty and/or students at your institution. To get started on your NASA MITTIC journey, visit the website. Check out the new enhancements for this year’s MITTIC competition!

  • Spring 2023 proposals will be accepted from January 3 through March 15, 2023.
  • Teams are able to use ANY NASA Intellectual Property (IP) from the patent portfolio as the basis for their spinoff concept. A list of 45 suggested technologies can also be found on our website.
  • Prerequisites are not required for training courses to be completed before a team may submit a proposal for the competition.