NASA DEVELOP National Program Now Accepting Summer and Fall Applications-ages 16 and up

DEVELOP is a NASA Applied Sciences Program training and development internship where students utilize NASA and partner agency satellite data to conduct applied Earth Science research.  Mentored by scientists from NASA and partner agencies, students conduct research projects that demonstrate to community leaders the application and importance of NASA science measurements and predictions in addressing policy issues.  Typical internships last from eight to ten weeks.  DEVELOP offices are located at several NASA facilities as well as regional and academic office locations across the United States.  The NASA center locations are based at Langley Research Center (Virginia), Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland), Marshall Space Flight Center (Alabama), Stennis Space Center (Mississippi), Ames Research Center (California), and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California).  The regional and academic offices are located at the Fort Collins Science Center (Colorado), Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Illinois), Mobile County Health Department (Alabama), Wise County and City of Norton Clerk of Court’s Office (Virginia), and Saint Louis University (Missouri).  There is also an international team located at Monterrey Tech University in Monterrey, Mexico. 

In order to apply to one of the DEVELOP centers at a NASA location, you must be a U.S. citizen, but U.S. citizenship is not an eligibility requirement at the regional or academic office locations.  In order to apply for a DEVELOP internship, you must be a current high school, college, or graduate school student; possess at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or most recent semester); be at least 16 years of age; and have reliable transportation to and from the DEVELOP location.  Internship stipends vary based upon current education level and classification in school.  To learn more about the program, view abstracts of recent projects, or download a mail-in application, please visit

Important Dates: 

Summer 2012 Internship
Application Deadline:  January 30th
Internship dates:  June 4, 2012 through August 10, 2012
*A second start date will be June 18, 2012 (for an 8-week internship) for quarter system and high school students.

Fall 2012 Internship
Application Deadline:  July 23rd
Internship dates:  September 10, 2012 through November 16, 2012

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