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

FEBRUARY 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT


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February 24 Applications Due
March 1 Recommendation Forms Due
May 1 Approximate date of notifications
May 1 – July 1 Earth and Space Distance Learning Module Available
May 1 – July 1 Python Distance Learning Module Available (notification provided if project requires, otherwise optional)
July 1 Earth and Space Science/Python Modules Due
July 1 – July 6 Project Specific Online Work with Project Mentors
July 7 – 20 On-site Projects for 11th grade SEES Interns at UT
July 20 All 11th grade students on-site return home
July 7 – July 20 Virtual Projects unless notified by project regarding additional dates
July 22 – 24 SEES 11th grade Virtual Science Symposium
July 27 – August 4 On-site Projects for 10th grade SEES Interns at UT
August 4 All 10th grade students on-site return home

NASA 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. Additional research in engineering, astronomy, and planetary science will be available through Subject Matter Experts. This summer UT/CSR will support a summer intern program where interns will complete distance learning modules prior to July 1 and work remotely July 1 – July 6,  guided by project mentors. The on-site internship for 11th graders will be July 7 – July 20, 2024. The on-site internship for 10th graders will be July 27 – August 4, 2024. Housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided for those selected. A limited number of travel scholarships to Texas are available. Virtual internships vary by project and 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 11th grade project teams will present their research during the Virtual SEES Science Symposium July 22-24, 2024.

Summer internships are offered 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, recommendation form, and interest in STEM. The deadline for submitting your application for the summer 2024 internship program is February 24, 2024.

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The SEES High School Summer Intern Program is funded through NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice NNH15ZDA004C and is a part of NASA’s Science Activation program. For more information, go to: