The U.S. national space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has announced that its NASA I2 international internship and fellowship programme is offering opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students from 13 countries, including Israel, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.
The internship and fellowship programme is an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) subjects at university to spend three semesters (Spring, Summer, and Autumn) in 2018 at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California, United States, with other interns from the United States and from around the world.
The other countries along with Israel, Jordan, and the UAE that have been invited to send interns and fellows include Australia, Brazil, Europe, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, and the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago.
According to the NASA I2 website, the programme is for, “Non-U.S. interns (university undergraduate level student) or fellows (university graduate level student) selected to participate in the NASA I2 Program will be part of a broad group of U.S. and foreign interns or fellows. This Program will provide opportunities for interaction among the group, both in the laboratory and in more informal settings.”
“Internship sessions are arranged in three sessions during the calendar year (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Non-U.S. interns or fellows must participate during the same session as their U.S. counterparts in order to have a truly collaborative and integrated environment.”
Applicants must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate STEM degree in a topic relevant to NASA’s mission priorities; must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, or equivalent standard if their university does not use the GPA system; have a high academic standing and a demonstrated interest in the space programme; and, must demonstrate a proficiency in the English language.
The NASA I2 internship and fellowship programme is open only to citizens of the invited countries, and applicants are urged to contact their national points of contact listed on the NASA I2 website here: https://intern.nasa.gov/non-us-opportunities/index.html