Summer Opportunities

The REU Program in Solar and Space Physics

The University of Colorado invites current sophomore and junior undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will work with scientists at the University of Colorado¹s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) or at the National Center for Atmospheric Research¹s (NCAR) High Altitude Observatory (HAO), NOAA¹s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), or North West Research Associates (NWRA) on projects spanning the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun-Earth system.

June 10, 2012 through August 5, 2012 (8 weeks) [with some flexibility on a case-by-case basis]

Financial support: $500/week - In addition, participants will be provided with dorm housing and a food allowance. A travel stipend of $500 will be provided.

LPI Summer Inern 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. 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 4, 2012 to August 10, 2012. If selected, you will receive a $5000.00 stipend plus a U.S. travel stipend in the amout of $1000.00. (Foreign nationals will receive a $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement in lieu of the travel stipend.) You will be responsible for U.S. taxes.

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