NASA USRP provides hands-on technical and research experiences with outstanding NASA mentors. The Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) is located at 12 NASA research centers and facilities around the country. When you apply you have the opportunity to submit your application through SOLAR to your top 15 projects or opportunity choices. The OSSI SOLAR system is a new online application that allows students to search and apply for most NASA internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities. A single internship or fellowship application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by NASA mentors. We encourage you to search the USRP Research and Locations webpage to learn more about the NASA Center’s unique research focus areas.
The USRP internship consists of a 10-15 week research experience under the supervision of a NASA technical mentor. At the end of the internship, students will submit a technical report of their project. Selected students must be available to work 10 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week during the Summer session or 15 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week during the Fall and Spring sessions. USRP internships bring students on-site at a NASA facility to work on an ongoing NASA project. USRP gives undergraduates the opportunity to truly experience what it is like to work at NASA. NASA mentors expect USRP interns to work hard and make contributions to the project that they are assigned to. Therefore USRP projects are often challenging and genuine to the NASA mentors’ project objectives. The Undergraduate Student Research Program is a unique NASA internship experience. We encourage all interested undergraduate students to find their own vision for the future of space exploration through a NASA USRP internship.
To experience NASA and find your own vision, Apply Now for a NASA USRP internship.