Education and Outreach

Student Opportunity: LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

By Keith Cowing
December 19, 2012

Application Deadline: January 18, 2013

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2012 Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science. The LPI invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience research in the planetary sciences. As a summer intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist either at the LPI or NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in planetary science. Furthermore, you will participate in peer-reviewed research, learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and preview various careers in science.

The 10-week program begins June 3, 2013, and ends on August 9, 2013. Selected students will receive a $5000.00 stipend plus a travel stipend of $1000.00 (U.S. students) (foreign nationals will receive a $1500.00 foreign travel reimbursement).

Applications are only accepted via the electronic application form found at the LPI’s Summer Intern Program website: Faculty members: Please pass this information on to any of your students who might be interested. Contact: Claudia Quintana Phone: 281-486-2159 E-mail:

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