Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

October 7, 2016
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2016 LPI Summer Intern Shannon Boyle of Rutgers University used the JEOL 8530 F electron microprobe at Johnson Space Center to analyze feldspathic clasts in polymict ureilite meteorites. Her project focused on very Ca-rich plagioclase clasts, which are rare in these brecciated meteorites. The goal of her work was to use mineral compositions in these clasts, obtained using the electron microprobe, to determine whether these clasts are indigenous to the ureilite parent asteroid, or instead represent foreign impactors into ureilitic regolith. Credit: LPI.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences.

The deadline for application is January 6, 2017.

Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Furthermore, they will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.

The 10-week program begins June 5, 2017, and ends on August 11, 2017. Selected students will receive a $5675.00 stipend; in addition, U.S. students will receive a $1000.00 travel stipend, and foreign nationals will receive a $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement.

Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s website:

For additional information, contact

Claudia Bellard
Phone:  281-486-2159


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