STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Summer High School Intern Program

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February 20 Applications Due
March 1 Recommendation Forms Due
May 1 Approximate date of notifications
May 1 – June 25 Earth and Space Distance Learning Module Available
May 1 – June 25 Python Distance Learning Module Available (notification provided if project requires, otherwise optional)
June 25 Earth and Space Science/Python Modules Due
June 25 – July 7 Project Specific Online Work with Project Mentors
July 8 – 22 On-site Projects at UT
July 22 All students on-site return home
June 25 – July 22 Virtual Projects
July 24 – 26 SEES Virtual Science Symposium

NASA, Texas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research Summer Intern Program is a nationally competitive STEM program for high school students. The program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA supported research on astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. This summer TSGC and UT/CSR will support a summer intern program where interns will complete distance learning modules prior to June 25, work remotely June 25-July 7, 2023 guided by project mentors. The on-site internship will be July 8 – July 22, 2023. Housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided for those selected. A limited number of travel scholarships to Texas are available. Virtual internship timelines are listed in the project description. The SEES summer intern program will allow interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data, mission design, analysis of ice sheets, Earth’s gravity field, and other observations while being mentored by project scientists.

All project teams will present their research during the Virtual SEES Science Symposium July 24-26, 2022.

We are offering summer internships to motivated high school students who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics careers. The interns will work beside NASA subject matter experts analyzing and visualizing data. This content knowledge, coupled with hands-on experiences, allows the intern to gain experience in authentic NASA research through field investigation and data analysis.

Interns are selected on the basis of their academic records, written application that includes answers to essay questions, introduction video, letter of recommendation form, transcript and interest in STEM. The deadline for submitting your application for the summer 2023 internship program is February 20, 2023.

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The SEES High School Summer Intern Program is partnered with NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC grant number 80NSSC20M0036), and is funded through NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice NNH15ZDA004C and is a part of NASA’s Science Activation program. For more information, go to: