NASA Internships

NASA internships and fellowships provide opportunities for high school students through postdocs. Check out the resource links below:

GeneLab internship opportunitiesGeneLab for High School interns

GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) is a four-week, intensive, summer training program for rising high school juniors and seniors hosted by NASA's Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA). It provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in Space Life Sciences with a specific focus on omics-based bioinformatics research, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes and computational biology. The 2023 course will be held virtually due to the pandemic. GL4HS also provides training opportunities for teachers who are interested in incorporating the curriculum into their advanced biology courses. 

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Application Deadline: March 20, 2023 by 5:00 pm (PT)

When:  July 17 - August 11, 2023 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (PT)

The Space Life Sciences Training Program at Ames Research Center

The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) provides undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years, and entering graduate students, with professional experience in space life science disciplines. This challenging ten-week summer program is hosted by NASA’s Ames Research Center in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. The primary goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers, enabling NASA to meet future research and development challenges in the space life sciences.

Students in SLSTP undertake research projects in multiple areas, including:

  • The effects of spaceflight on living systems, conducted both on the ground and also in space aboard the International Space Station and other spacecraft.
  • The development and operation of specialized research facilities to support investigations in microgravity, partial gravity, and hypergravity.
  • Research and development of advanced biotechnologies that enable NASA’s exploration of distant destinations.

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