The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC), in partnership with the NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Space Grant Project and Boeing Space Exploration, is offering 10-week summer internships at Boeing in Houston, Texas (near NASA Johnson Space Center). At least two California students will be selected for this program. Students will be engaged in hands-on engineering projects with a strong and involved mentor and will gain experience working in a major aerospace engineering company. Internships are open to undergraduate juniors/seniors and first year graduate students and will be competitively awarded. Internship stipends totaling $5,000 per student will be paid.
Must be a U.S. Citizen to participate. Proof of citizenship will be required if selected;
Enrolled full-time in an accredited CaSGC affiliate institution (see http://casgc.ucsd.edu);
Minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale;
CaSGC encourages science and engineering students, particularly underrepresented ethnic or gender groups, to apply;
Each intern application is reviewed by a CaSGC selection committee; selections are made on a competitive basis;
Students must provide a summary report at the end of the internship period (to be submitted electronically to email@example.com);
All award recipients will be “longitudinally” tracked after graduation to assess impact of intern awards on career choices.
Application deadline: May 22, 2011 (11:59 PM).
Your application should include:
Unofficial transcripts (official transcript will be requested if you are selected)
Personal statement (stating why you want to intern at Boeing Space Exploration and what unique abilities and skills you can apply to your internship)
Letter of Recommendation (to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by recommender by May 25, 2011—three days after application due date)
Approximate Internship Dates: June 13, 2011 – August 19, 2011 (10 weeks; start/end dates may be delayed 2-3 weeks and will be confirmed before offer is made.)
Background: The California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC), with its 27 university affiliates, is a significant asset to California and NASA for aerospace-related education, workforce development, and outreach. The central CaSGC theme that links all of the CaSGC Program Elements is aerospace-related “Human Capital” development. Each CaSGC project task, whether relating to higher education curriculum, pre-college STEM education, student – mentor experiential learning, and NASA Center intern programs, is driven by the need to have positive outcomes which impact California and NASA “Human Capital” pipeline issues. The Exploration Internship Opportunities in this announcement relate to this central theme of “Human Capital” development.