NASA International Internship Programme

The Irish Research Council is pleased to advise that it is issuing to HEIs (Research Offices) a call for nominations for NASA’s International Internship Programme (‘NASA I²’). 

Established in 2014, the Internship is an educational hands-on traineeship that provides unique NASA-related research and operational experiences. The internship integrates participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion. During the internship, participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. 

The successful candidate for the internship will spend 10 weeks in NASA (1st June - 7th August 2015), at their AMES Research Center in Palo Alto, California, USA. During this time, the intern will be assigned to specific research projects and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of leading-edge research and knowledge in the area of space sciences, exploration and technology. 

The Council is a partner with NASA on this programme along with a number of other countries, including Mexico, South Korea, Australia, Lithuania, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jordan. Under the partnership, the Council will nominate between two and five postgraduate students for consideration, from which NASA will select the most suitable candidate. The IRC will implement a process for the selection of nominees to go forward from Ireland. Please note that the Call for nominations by the Council is for current postgraduate students only. 

Please note that the closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms is 4pm on Wednesday, 25th February 2015.  

The Call for nominations and the Nomination Form can be found below.