Internships & Summer Jobs
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and supports active research participation by undergraduate students in astronomical research. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Students may not apply to NSF to participate. Students apply directly to the REU Site. In addition to applying directly to the REU site students may use the NSBP's REU Internship Application Service.
Summer programs that are not part of the NSF REU program:
- CRESST Summer Internship Program
- IDA Summer Internship Program
- International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics (ISIMA)
- International Research Experience for US Graduate Students
- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
- LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
- NASA/JPL's Planetary Science Summer School
- Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)'s Summer Research Program
- NSF Japan/Korea Programs
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Program
- Prospects in Theoretical Physics Program (PiTP)
- Research Opportunities for Students in the Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics
- Science and Engineering Student Internship (SESI) program in heliophysics, astrophysics, and planetary science – Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates at NASA's GSFC
- SDSC/UC Santa Cruz Summer School on Astroinformatics
- Space Telescope Science Institute Summer Student Program
- Summer Courses in Astronomy at University of Hawai'i Hilo: 20-31 July 2015
- Summer Science Program
- Summer Student Opportunities at the U.S. Naval Observatory: Washington, DC and Flagstaff, AZ
- Summer Student Opportunities through the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
Astronomy Fellowships are advertised by the insititutions in the AAS Job Register.
Science Policy Fellowships
In addition to the AAS John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship, there are several other options for AAS members to enter the world of science policy. See our Science Policy Internships & Fellowships page.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). It supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Pathways to Science places particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring, and resources. Its website can be used to find undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral positions.