LPI Summer Intern Program

LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

Internship Date: June 5, 2017–August 11, 2017

Venue: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Texas, USA

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. As a Summer Intern, you 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. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.

The 10-week program runs from June 5, 2017–August 11, 2017. You will receive a $5,675 stipend plus $1,000 U.S. travel stipend, or $1,500 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.

The LPI is located near Johnson Space Center, on the south side of Houston, Texas. On NASA’s behalf, the LPI provides leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences, and linkage with related terrestrial programs.


College undergraduate students with a least 50 semester hours of credit (or equivalent sophomore status) who are interested in pursuing a career in the sciences are eligible to apply. Students with majors in a physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics have an advantage, but any eligible student may apply.

Deadline: January 6, 2017

Official Link: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern/ and http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern/faq/