LPI Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

October 15, 2014

LPI Intern 2015 Left: Using high-resolution LROC imaging of the lunar surface, intern Jeffrey Murl identifies ejecta and maps geological units around Imbrium, one of the Moon's largest impact basins. Right: Intern Molly Johnson consults with advisor Buck Sharpton on a variety of uplift structures in the central peak of Martin Crater on Mars. The image was later used as a base for mapping megablocks and geologic units in the crater.

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 9, 2015.

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 1, 2015, and ends on August 7, 2015. Selected students will receive a $5660.00 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 Quintana
Phone: 281-486-2159
E-mail: internprogram@lpi.usra.edu

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Last updated October 15, 2014