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Summer Internship Program

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Along with our partners UMCP, UMBC participates in the CRESST Summer Internship Program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. This program is open to Undergraduate students with a suitable academic background. Externally-funded Graduate students are also occasionally admitted.

The program consists of a full-time, paid internship working with one or more Research Mentors at NASA/GSFC on a topical research project. The rate of pay is in the range $10-$15/hour with a maximum of 400 hrs (10 weeks). Research Mentors may be CRESST scientists, NASA civil servant scientists, and/or GSFC-based scientists employed by other institutions. All have a PhD in Astrophysics, or related field, and are internationally-recognized researchers.

Intern projects may be in any of the areas of research & exploration in space sciences and technology activities underway at NASA/GSFC. Some idea of the types of projects which have been undertaken in the past can be obtained from the previous UMBC interns & projects page, or from the research currently being performed by UMBC scientists. To-date, all CRESST Interns have worked within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) page at NASA/GSFC. Some ideas of some of the projects which are available this year can be obtained from the ASD's Student Opportunities page. Other programs with student opportunities at GSFC can be obtained from the ASD's General Opportunities page.

The exact dates/hours to be worked are at the descretion of your Research Mentor in advance. However you will not be expected to work non-standard hours without prior approval of the Program Administrators and your prior agreement.

CRESST will reimburse pre-approved round-trip travel up to a maximum of $500 for students selected for the program whose home or college residence is not in DC-Baltimore area. CRESST will provide housing assistance to students selected for the program whose home residence is not in the DC-Baltimore area (normally on-campus at UMCP, College Park, MD - with a shuttle-link to NASA/GSFC).

There are no health care, or any other financial benefits associated with this program. It is the student's responsibility to determine the tax implications of their reimbursement. It is also the student's responsibility to determine the consequences of their acceptance to the program on any other grants, fellowships etc they may hold.

Foreign Nationals without the appriopriate visa status cannot be admitted to the program. Foreign Nationals from certain countries may not be allowed to enter NASA/GSFC, and hence may not be admitted to the program.

Application Procedures - Deadline 2009 February 09

Applications should be made via CRESST's Internship Application Form

Applications from students with backgrounds under-represented in the field of space science & technology are encouraged.


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