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Apply for LPI Summer Internship in the US 2022

Deadline : 13/12/2021

Crédit : Lunard and Planetary Institue

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

Program :

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. Students with majors in a physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are preferred, but all eligible students will be considered.

The 10-week program runs from June 6–August 12, 2022. Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist from the LPI or the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project. Interns are selected by the project advisors who look for academic excellence and scientific interest and backgrounds compatible with their specific project needs.

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 internship program may be held in person, virtually, or as a combination of those formats. Selected participants will be notified in March 2022 of the internship format. Interns participating in person will be located either at the Lunar and Planetary Institute or the NASA Johnson Space Center, both in Houston, Texas.

Eligibility :

  • The scholarship is designed for the undergraduates having 50 semester credit hours.

  • Candidates with specialization in physical and natural sciences, computer science, mathematics, or engineering are preferred.

  • Everyone regardless of gender, sex, or any disability is eligible.

  • Candidates will be selected based on the scholarship, curriculum, experience, scientific interest, career goals, and research projects.

  • NO IELTS/TOEFL Required if you can get English Proficiency Certificate from your professor of English at your university.

Application Procedure :

  • All candidates have to apply online.

  • The applicants need to complete all questions on the application form including essay style questions.

  • Provide all required personal information, e.g., name, address, country, religion, etc.

  • Provide official transcripts.

  • Provide three reference letters.

  • Official hard copy of transcript should be emailed by the colleges registrar of the candidates.

  • Complete all the required fields that are necessary for registration.

  • Complete your registration request carefully and submit it.

  • The applicants will receive a confirmation email after submission.

Documents Required :

  • Hard copy of official transcripts.

  • Language proficieny proof (TOEFL, IELTS or a letter from your college professor)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume.

  • Valid Passport.

Benefits :

  • Candidates will be given 7,300$ stipend during the entire program duration.

  • Candidates will be offered traveling and accommodation allowances under the aforementioned stipend.

  • International Candidates will be given an additional $500 for paying traveling expense.

  • Domestic Candidates will be given financial support of up to 1,000$ and International Candidates will be given financial support of up to 1,500$. This offer is valid for those candidates who had already submitted an accepted abstract as a first author to the Conference on " Lunary and Planetary Science".

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