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Summer Internship Program
Along with our partners UMCP, UMBC participates in the CRESST Summer
Internship Program at NASA's
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in
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
on a topical research project.
The rate of pay is in the range $10-$15/hour with a maximum of 400 hrs
Research Mentors may be CRESST scientists, NASA
civil servant scientists, and/or
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
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
Some ideas of some of the projects which are available
can be obtained from the
ASD's Student Opportunities page.
Other programs with student opportunities at
can be obtained from the
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
CRESST will reimburse pre-approved round-trip travel up to a maximum of
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
and hence may not be admitted to the program.
Application Procedures - Deadline 2009 February 09
Applications should be made
CRESST's Internship Application Form
Applications from students with backgrounds
under-represented in the field of space science & technology