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  1. Open to current high school Sophomores or Juniors ONLY (will be rising Juniors and Seniors) who have not worked as a SEES intern previously.
  2. Must be 16 by July 1, 2024.
  3. Have a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
  4. Ability to complete on-line requirements prior to the on-site intern program.
  5. Must be US citizen.


All interns will be notified on or about May 1 of their selection into the SEES Internship program.


Each intern selected will receive links to virtual SEES distance learning activities on or about May 1. Required activities must be completed by July 1 or students will not be eligible to participate in the internship and an alternate will be accepted in their place. Both on-site and virtual interns will work with NASA subject matter experts in July 2024.

The 11th grade residential internship is for two weeks. Interns must be on-site at The University of Texas Center for Space Research, West Pickle Research Center, Austin, Texas, from July 7 – July 20, 2024. The 10th grade residential internship is for one week. Interns must be on-site July 27 – August 4, 2024.  In addition to the daytime activities, there will be evening sessions and field investigations. Teachers and graduate students have been selected as chaperones for the SEES program and will be with interns during the time they are on campus.

Each virtual project has a different timeline. For example, the Globe Observer team meets in June and July three times per week plus field investigations. Please review the project description for additional details.

If you have family vacations, camps, or activities that will prohibit you from being fully committed to the internship we suggest you apply another year.

All 11th grade interns will participate in a virtual SEES Science Symposium July 22-24, 2024 where teams will present their research to NASA, scientists, family members and invited guests.

Interns selected for the on-site internship will not be allowed to use their personally owned vehicles or Uber during the two weeks on campus.

Upon completion, both virtual and on-site interns will receive a NASA certificate of completion.

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: https://science.nasa.gov/learners