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Introduction to the LPI Summer Internship 2024
Applications are now open for the LPI summer internship in 2024 in the USA. The LPI Summer Internship 2024 allows undergrad students to perform research and learn more about planetary science. The LPI Intern program is a 10-week, fully funded, paid internship in the USA for international students. During the internship, participants will have the opportunity to participate in activities and attend lectures and workshops. The LPI stands for Lunar and Planetary Institute.
The LPI will select 50 undergrad students. Applicants can be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Students majoring in physical or natural science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics are preferred, but all eligible students will be considered.
This article provides a thorough overview of the internship program, from more details about the internship to the application process for the LPI Summer Internship 2024.
Location of Internship
The interns will be located either at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) or the NASA Johnson Space Center, both in Houston, Texas. The internship will last for 10 weeks and will provide interns with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the field of space exploration. Interns will have access to experts in the field as well as support from mentors and supervisors.
Benefits of the LPI Summer Internship 2024
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.
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 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 three)
- Official transcripts to qualify for the program.
- If you are a foreign national, you must provide proof of your 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
- Planetary Geology and Surface Processes
- Impact Cratering
- Planetary Remote Sensing and Spectroscopy
- Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy
- Planetary Interiors and Geophysics
- Planetary Atmospheres
- 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
You must apply using the online application form (link below). Paper applications will not be accepted. The official website of the LPI Summer Intern program is given below. It is important to submit your applications before the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
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