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LPI Summer Paid Internships 2024 USA

Opportunity Deadline

December 12, 2023
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both
United States

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Opportunity Details

Through the LPI Summer Internship 2024, undergraduate students can conduct research and learn more about planetary science. The LPI Intern program provides international students with a 10-week paid internship in the United States. Throughout their internship, participants will have the opportunity to participate in activities as well as attend lectures and seminars. The LPI stands for the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

LPI will choose 50 undergraduate students. Applicants may be either American citizens or foreign nationals. individuals with backgrounds in physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are urged to apply; however, all competent individuals will be considered. More details regarding the LPI Summer Internship 2024, as well as the application process, are provided below.

Financial Benefits

Selected interns will receive:

  • $8,220 in financial support.
  • This amount covers the internship stipend, travel, housing, and cost of living expenses.
  • The internships are funded through NASA’s Support for Planetary Sample Science.

Eligibility Criteria

The LPI Intern program is open to the following:

  • Undergraduate students with at least 50 semester hours of credit are eligible.
  • Students with majors in physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are preferred, but all eligible students will be considered.
  • The internship is open to the citizens of the USA as well as all other foreign nationals.

LPI Internship Requirements

  • You must complete all application forms online.
  • You are required to submit at least two reference letters (maximum of 3)
  • Official transcripts to qualify for the program.
  • If you are a foreign national you must provide proof of English proficiency through one of these accepted methods:
    • Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score
    • A letter from one of the professors in the English department at your college confirming that you have sufficient spoken and written English language skills to successfully participate in the internship program.

Research Topics

  • Planetary Geology and Surface Processes
  • Impact Cratering
  • Planetary Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy
  • Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy
  • Planetary Interiors and Geophysics
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Astrobiology
  • Lunar Science and Exploration
  • Asteroids and Other Small Bodies
  • Icy Satellites
  • Meteorites and Sample Analysis
  • Interplanetary Dust and Presolar Grains

LPI Internship Timeline

December 12, 2023 Application Deadline
March 2024 Notification of Selections
June 3, 2024 Program Begins
August 7, 2024 LPI Summer Intern Conference
August 8, 2024 Alumni Seminar
August 9, 2024 Program Ends
August 10, 2024 Departure/Move-Out

How to Apply for the LPI Summer Internship 2024?

You must apply using the online application form. Paper applications will not be accepted. The official website of the LPI Summer Intern program is given below.

  • Deadline: 12th December 2023


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