NASA is a federal agency of the United States of America. It is supported by US taxpayers with children who apply to be interns in a highly competitive environment. Many of them would be upset if one of their American children lost a spot to a foreign student. They’d file a lawsuit with their Representative. Take note of the capital R. NASA’s budget will be yanked. Do you know why Donald Trump was elected President of the United States? For the same cause.
International students can intern at NASA with their internship programs for BSc and MSc. These programs are framed for international students under STEM.
There are special internships for international students that study in the USA and work for them under their OPT or STEM programs. A student can simply apply on their website.
Many universities also provide assistance for students that are looking to work for the space stations like NASA. An international student can work as an intern or as a part-timer based on their availability of work.
NASA Intern and Fellow Opportunities for International Students
NASA International Internship (NASA I²) Program
Description: NASA I2 seeks to better prepare all students to work in a global environment and on multicultural international missions. NASA and the nation benefit from a cadre of future scientists, engineers and other professionals who become familiar and experienced in multinational environments. Internship sessions are arranged in three sessions during the calendar year (spring, summer and fall).
Current Countries Participating with Agreements:
- Australia: Victorian Space Science Education Center (VSSEC)
- Brazil: Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)
- Canada: Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
- Europe: European Space Agency (ESA)—Program on hold
- Israel: Israel Space Agency (ISA)
- Jordan: Crown Prince Foundation
- Lithuania: Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
- Mexico: Mexican Space Agency (AEM)
- New Zealand: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
- Norway: Norwegian Space Center (NSC)
- Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
- South Korea: Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
- Sweden: Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA)
- Trinidad and Tobago: National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST)
- United Arab Emirates (UAE): UAE Space Agency (UAESA)
If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed above, and are interested in applying to one of the available research opportunities, please contact the entity in your country currently participating in this program. Contact information can be found below.
Additional Requirements Include:.
- Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) in a topic relevant to NASA’s mission priorities.
- Maintaining high academic standing.
- Demonstrating an active interest in the U.S. space program.
- Communicating Proficiently in English
Points of Contact:
- Australia: Danielle Shean [email protected]
- Brazil: Nadia Sacco [email protected]
- Canada: Emilie de La Haye Duponsel [email protected]
- Europe: Program on hold.
- Israel: Itai Levy [email protected]
- Jordan: The Crown Prince Foundation: [email protected]
- Lithuania: Eglė Elena Šataitė [email protected]
- Mexico: Carlos Duarte [email protected]
- New Zealand: Dimitri Heidelberg [email protected]
- Norway: Pål Brekke [email protected]
- Portugal: Filipa Coelho [email protected]
- South Korea: Yeseul Kim [email protected]
- Sweden: Perina Stjernlöf [email protected]
- Trinidad & Tobago: Darielle Rampersad [email protected]
- United Arab Emirates Space Agency: Abir Khater [email protected]
Description: Through an agreement with the International Space University (ISU), students currently enrolled in the ISU’s Master of Space Studies (MSS) program or the Master of Space Management (MSM) program may apply to work on NASA projects and/or research of benefit to NASA at selected NASA centers, based on availability. ISU-selected students will be assigned to a selected NASA center for a period of 3-6 months to work on projects agreed to by NASA.