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Reminder: LPI Intern Program Deadlines Approaching – Jan 9

Posted on January 6, 2015 - 2:02 PM CST

Tags: Higher Education | Students | Internships / Fellowships / Scholarships | Scientists

2015 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
Application Deadline:  Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 Exploration Science Summer Intern Program
Application Deadline:  Friday, January 23, 2015

Faculty members:  Please pass this information on to any of your students who might be interested.

2015 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. Interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. They will also participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science. The 10-week program begins June 1, 2015, and ends on August 7, 2015. Selected students will receive a $5660 stipend; in addition, U.S. students will receive a $1000 travel stipend, and foreign nationals will receive a $1500 foreign travel reimbursement. Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s Summer Intern Program website:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern

For more information about the LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science, contact:
Claudia Quintana
E-mail:  internprogram@lpi.usra.edu

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2015 Exploration Science Summer Intern Program


The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is hosting a special Exploration Science Summer Intern Program to build on the success of the former Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program that was designed to evaluate possible landing sites on the Moon for robotic and human exploration missions. Over a five year period (2008–2012), teams of students worked with Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) science staff and their collaborators to produce A Global Lunar Landing Site Study to Provide the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon. The program for 2015 is designed to have the same impact on future exploration activities, but has a broader scope that includes both the Moon and near-Earth asteroids. It is a unique opportunity to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a way that mission architects and spacecraft engineers can use. Activities may involve assessments and traverse plans for a particular destination (e.g., on the lunar farside) or a more general assessment of a class of possible exploration targets (e.g., small near-Earth asteroids). This program is open to graduate students in geology, planetary science, planetary astronomy, and related programs. It is also open to exceptional undergraduate students with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields. The 10-week program runs from May 26, 2015 through July 31, 2015. Selected interns will receive a $5660 stipend to cover the costs associated with being in Houston for the duration of the program. Additionally, U.S. citizens will receive up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursement and foreign nationals will receive up to $1500 in travel expense reimbursement. Applications are only accepted using the electronic application form found at the LPI’s Exploration Science Summer Intern website:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration_intern/

For more information about the Exploration Science Summer Intern Program, contact:
Jennifer Steil
explorationintern@lpi.usra.edu