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Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) hires about a dozen highly motivated college students for the Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) to work individually with STScI researchers and staff on projects that include Science Research; Science Instrumentation + Calibration; Science Software Development; and Science Public Outreach. STScI is a premier astronomical research institution, and our scientific staff of astronomers, scientists, analysts, and engineers is at the forefront of some of the most exciting astronomy going on today, including the study of our own solar system, the structure of the Milky Way, the composition of near and distant galaxies, and dark energy.
The virtual program runs June 6th through August 5, 2022, and is primarily open to upper-division undergraduates with a strong interest in space-based astronomy, software engineering, or public outreach (other candidates may be considered on an individual basis). Prior research experience and coding skills are not required. The internship includes a salary of approximately $6,480 and interns will be provided with a computer loan for the duration of the program. Students must be in US to participate.
All of the 2022 SASP interns are matched with a project and a mentor. During your internship, you will meet virtually on a regular basis with your mentor, attend lectures on a wide variety of astronomy and career topics, and interact with other interns and staff, building skills that will help you succeed in STEM fields.
STScI proudly partners with the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) to provide research opportunities to women and underrepresented minorities in astronomy-enterprise areas, and other STEM fields.
STScI sees the diversity of their staff as a strategic priority in their desire to create a first-rate community. They reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.