NASA Intern and Fellow Opportunities for International Students

Title: NASA International Internship Program (NASA I2)


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.

Current Participating Countries with Agreements:


  • Australia: Victorian Space Science Education Center (VSSEC)
  • Ireland: Irish Research Council (IRC)
  • Jordan: The Office of the Crown Prince of Jordan
  • Lithuania: Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)
  • Mexico: Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)
  • South Korea: Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
  • Trinidad & Tobago: National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (NIHERST)


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.


Criteria for application:

  • Must be a citizen of one of the countries listed above;
  • Be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) in a topic relevant to NASA's mission priorities;
  • Meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, or equivalent standard if your university does not use GPA;
  • Have high academic standing and a demonstrated interest in the space program; and,
  • Show proficiency in English.


For Australia: Phil Spencer Phillip or Danielle Shean

For Ireland: Eucharia Meehan>

For Jordan: Fadwa Tarawneh

For Lithuania: Arunas Berzinskas

For Mexico: Carlos Duarte

For South Korea: Su-Hyun Ock

For Trinidad & Tobago: Lovaan Superville

Authorized International Points-of-Contact (NASA I2 Users Only)


Title: International Space University (ISU)


Through an agreement with the International Space University (ISU), students currently enrolled in the ISU's Master of Space Studies (MSS) program or the Masters 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 12 weeks to work in projects agreed to by NASA.

Only students currently enrolled in the ISU’s Master of Space Studies (MSS) program or the Masters of Space Management (MSM) program may apply.


Paivi McIntosh





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