Open to undergrads! PAID!
NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program
The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA.
The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.
Recruitment is ongoing for the 10-week summer session with a deadline of February 1, 2014. The 10 week period is 6/2 – 8/08/2014 .
The NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) is an “ecosystem” for innovation, problem solving, and creativity. Since 1917, LaRC engineers and scientists have undertaken award-winning research and development efforts to pioneer (1) the future of flight (including entry, descent, and landing) in all atmospheres; (2) the characterization of all atmospheres; (3) space exploration systems and technology; and (4) materials concepts, analysis, and integration. LaRC researchers are also engaged in innovative challenges including atomistic materials; Earth systems science; affordable, safe, and sustainable space exploration; and “green aviation”.
For almost 28 years, the LARSS program has helped to preserve U.S. leadership in engineering and science by providing exceptional students the opportunity to work with Langley researchers on some of the Nation’s most important, difficult, and challenging problems that require multi-disciplinary and collaborative solutions.
LARSS is a year-round research internship program with 3 sessions – fall and spring (15 weeks) and summer (10 weeks).
• US citizenship
• Full-time student status at an accredited US college or university
• 3.0/4.0 scale
• Rising college junior and above
Female students and under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Note: There is a Bridge option through the rising college sophomore level if the student has at least a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA Program experience.
Internship Stipend for 10 weeks full-time participants:
• $6000 Stipend for graduate students
• $5000 Stipend for rising college juniors and seniors
• $4000 Stipend for Rising freshmen and sophomores
Other Information and Requirements:
• Technical Paper
• Presentation via poster session or oral briefing
• Lectures and Seminars
• Networking Events
Housing and Transportation:
Housing and transportation are the sole responsibility of the student. The staff will be happy to provide options to choose from including a program housing option where students are assigned roommates to a corporate apartment and the rent costs are shared. This arrangement assists in peer networking and transportation.
Debbie Murray, LARSS Program Coordinator