Internships and Fellowships

There are two ways to work with us during your education. During your undergraduate and graduate education, you can apply for an internship. Fellowships are aimed at post-graduate work.

Interns typically work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks for the fall and spring terms. For the summer, interns to work at least 30 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. The work location is NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. A security background check will be conducted on those selected for the internship. This is an unpaid internship, and housing is not provided, but the DC area has a strong intern network for housing.


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    History Internship Information

    Student interns assist the History Program by managing our social media accounts; writing features for our website; reviewing the historical manuscripts that we produce; researching historical questions, and performing assorted other support tasks.

    Qualifications:

    • You must be a U.S. citizen.
    • You must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university.
    • You must possess strong research and writing skills. A background in history or related academic fields is preferable. A background in science and engineering is also desirable.
    • Experience with social media, web publication, and editing are highly desirable.

     

    There are 3 internship periods:

    • Fall: Application deadline is 1 July
    • Spring: Application deadline is 1 Oct
    • Summer: Application deadline is 1 Feb

     

    To apply, you must submit:

    • Your resume
    • A writing sample (a recent research paper, for example)
    • Names and contact information for 2 references (at least one of them must be on the faculty or staff of your current college)
    • A cover letter that explains why you are interested, when you will be available for work, and how/when we can best reach you for a phone interview.

    Email all of these items to Dr. Bill Barry at bill.barry@nasa.gov

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    Archives Internship

    This internship looks to provide students with experience working in a government archival facility. Selected interns will have a holistic archival experience, including appraisal, processing, preservation, reference, electronic records, digitization, and records management.

    Qualifications:

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • You must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university
    • A background in information science or history is preferable

    There are 3 internship periods:

    • Fall: Application deadline is 1 July
    • Spring: Application deadline is 1 Oct
    • Summer: Application deadline is 1 Feb

    To apply, you must submit:

    • Your resume
    • A writing sample (a recent research paper, for example)
    • Names and contact information for 2 references (at least one of them must be on the faculty or staff of your current college)
    • A cover letter that explains why you are interested, availability, and how/when we can best reach you for a phone interview.

    Email all of these items to Robyn Rodgers, at robyn.k.rodgers@nasa.gov

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    Fellowships

    In conjunction with three major professional societies, the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), History of Science Society (HSS) and the American Historical Association (AHA), NASA History funds fellowships that support a range of research and writing projects to promote a better understanding of how aerospace history has shaped our world. Please consult their websites for the most current information.

    SHOT-NASA Fellowship

    AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History

    HSS/NASA Fellowship