NASA International Internships Programme and New Zealand Space ScholarshipApply Now
Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Christchurch, Dunedin, Otago, Tauranga, Manawatu, Greymouth
Aviation, Science, Information Technology
Working towards a degree
1st Dec 2019 12:00am
19th Dec 2019 12:00am
What topics can I work on?
- Entry systems such as safely delivering spacecraft to Earth & other celestial bodies
- Advanced Computing & IT Systems including supercomputing
- Air Traffic Management including NextGen Air Transportation
- Astrobiology and Life Science
- Cost-Effective Space Missions
- Intelligent/Adaptive Systems including Autonomy and Robotics, and Human Systems Integration
- Space and Earth Science including Exoplanets and Airborne Science.
Applicants will be required to indicate which areas they would be most interested in focusing on during the internship.
The New Zealand Space Scholarship
- Support New Zealand’s high-achieving students in space-related activities – the programme will give New Zealand’s future innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists a head-start in their careers by enabling them to develop technical skills at a world-leading space agency, build international professional networks and develop their understanding of the global space economy.
- Build capability in the New Zealand space economy – New Zealand’s ability to leverage existing international space intelligence, thought-leaders and networks such as those at NASA is crucial as we continue to build capability in the New Zealand space industry. Over time, the programme’s alumni will provide a unique source of skills, knowledge and expertise into the New Zealand space economy.
- Strengthen New Zealand’s connection to the global space network – the programme offers an opportunity to enhance New Zealand’s reputation as an active, responsible and credible space actor and strengthens New Zealand’s connection to the global space network.
- Demonstrate New Zealand’s high-quality tertiary education – supporting New Zealand students to participate in the programme demonstrates that New Zealand tertiary education prepares students to achieve in STEM at the highest levels.
What does the scholarship cover?
- return economy airfares to United States
- NASA administration fee
- Accommodation (please note, the successful candidate is likely to be accommodated onsite in NASA lodging)
- stipend (to cover food, travel and other related expenses)
- visa-related fees
- medical and travel insurance.
Who can apply?
- must be a New Zealand citizen
- must be eligible for a visa for the United States(external link)
- must be currently pursuing (or graduated after August 2019) a post-graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) in a topic relevant to NASA's mission priorities(external link)
- meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent)
- must be 18 years or older
- demonstrate an interest in aerospace and specific NASA project topics(external link) and core areas of expertise(external link)
- show proficiency in written and spoken English.
- supportive team players who show respect, build partnerships and work collaboratively
- nimble learners who are flexible, accept new ideas and are responsive to change
- evidence gatherers who get to the heart of complex issues and problems through clear analytical thinking and effective application of expertise
- creative thinkers who apply creativity and innovation to develop new solutions
- planning a career in New Zealand’s growing space sector.
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