How to Apply

SEES Summer High School Intern Program

You may wish to view the following videos for tips:

1. APPLY ONLINE – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20, 2023

Submit your online application by February 20, 2023. The application includes essay questions which you must answer as part of the application. You may wish to answer the questions on a separate document and then cut and paste your answers into the online application.

Apply online at: https://spacegrant.net/apps/sees


2. ESSAY QUESTIONS

Your essay question response should not exceed 250 words per essay. Describe yourself and discuss each of the following as part of your essay. You are not limited to these areas.

  1. What do you expect to gain from the SEES internship
  2. Important academic or life experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
  3. Extracurricular activities that have influenced you in a positive way (include skills you deem valuable for an academic team research setting)
  4. Your current academic path and career plans
  5. How your experience in this program will impact your plans for the future
  6. Share your prior experience in STEM opportunities.
  7. How did you hear about the SEES Internship Program?
  8. The subjects that most interest me are:
  9. Which of the following does your school offer?
    • Science AP classes
    • Computer Science coding. What language(s)
    • IB
    • Dual credit
  10. My participation in SEES depends on my receiving a travel scholarship.
    • YES
    • NO

3. RECOMMENDATION – DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2023

You must include the name and email address of a teacher, counselor, youth leader, or principal who will submit your Recommendation Form in the online application. Do not use your own email address. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow-up with the individual submitting the Recommendation to see if it has been submitted. The recommendation is not a letter, it is a form to complete. Due date for the recommendation form is March 1, 2023.

View the Sample Letter of Recommendation form


4. SUBMITTING A VIDEO – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20, 2023

Prepare a short introduction video telling us who you are, where you are from, and why you are interested in becoming a NASA high school intern. This is due by February 20.

When submitting a video, remember that you are submitting a link (URL) to your video (such as on YouTube.com, youku.com, tudou.com, some other video hosting site, or your own website), not the video itself. With the newly implemented YouTube guidelines, if you are under the age of 18 you will need parental consent when posting to YouTube.

Do not secure your video with a password. Instead, we recommend that you make the video unlisted. The following descriptions apply to YouTube.com, but should be applicable to other video hosting sites. YouTube has three privacy settings: Public, Private, and Unlisted.

Public means anybody can find it and view it. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION.

Private means it can only be seen by the you, and the people you select. The video doesn’t appear in your channel or in search results. Viewers you select must have a Google account to log in and see the video, and the you must also know to whom to grant permission. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION.

Unlisted means that anybody who has the link can view the video, but it doesn’t appear in your channel or in search results. USE THIS OPTION.

Add your video link URL to the online application.


5. SUBMITTING TRANSCRIPT/REPORT CARD – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20, 2023.

Please upload an unofficial copy of your high school transcript or report card onto the form provided in the application. Remove any sensitive information such as social security identification prior to uploading.


6. SUBMITTING NASA MEDIA RELEASE – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20, 2023.

Download the NASA Media Release (PDF). Fill out, print, sign, scan and upload on your SEES application. The NASA Media Release must have an actual signature signed by your Parent/Guardian. We will not accept electronic signatures or typed.


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