Programs for students

Student Internship Programs

NASA Internships offer educational, hands-on experiences that provide unique research and operational opportunities related to NASA for undergraduate students. These internships allow participants to work alongside career professionals, focusing on mentor-guided, degree-related, real-world tasks. NASA Internships are available for students in various disciplines and there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Click here for comments from previous WVSGC sponsored interns!

National-Level Internship Programs

Please Note: For all the listed opportunities, students must apply through the WVSGC if they seek our endorsement and commitment of funds. A copy of all applications must be forwarded directly to Kristina Angeline at

NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) paid internships allow college-level students to contribute to the agency’s mission to advance science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration.  Internships are full-time, ten-week sessions, and they may be at a NASA center or facility or even working from your home. 


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 3.0 GPA

West Virginia students must be enrolled in one of the 12 academic affiliates within WVSGC to receive financial support for the internship.  Students interested in internships at NASA centers for the summer must apply through the NASA Internships and Fellowships website and e-mail WVSGC if they seek our endorsement and commitment of funds.  It is crucial to apply early! Applications for internships open as early as November for the following summer opportunities.  (Offers are made on a rolling basis)


State-Level Internship Programs

The Consortium works with several industrial partners and high-tech companies for placing our students for summer internships. Quality STEM experiences will empower students to pursue varied interests, move into any industry with valuable skill sets and become a confident problem solver in any area of life. Summer interns have been placed at high-tech companies in West Virginia (e.g., TMC Technologies) or in STEM Education Outreach positions (e.g., Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences). A sample of the high-tech companies’ students have interned at in the past include but are not limited to:

  • Bombardier
  • Engine & Airframe Solutions Worldwide, LLC
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • TMC Technologies, Inc.
  • Neuro-Wired
  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

For internship opportunities within the State, please send your letter of interest and a copy of your resume directly to Kristina Angeline at The NASA WV Space Grant Consortium will screen applications and start the process to match industry and students as early as October for the following Summer. We have a limited number of students who can be sponsored, so we encourage you to start the process early and be proactive in your application!


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When I was 3, my mom asked if I wanted to become an astronaut – I said no; I wanted to be the person counting down from 10…

– Robert “Casey” Wilson, West Virginia University, 2014-2018