2022 Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) Intern Positions

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Each summer, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) hires about a dozen highly motivated college students  for the Space Astronomy Summer Program (SASP) to work individually with STScI researchers and staff on projects that include Science Research; Science Instrumentation + Calibration; Science Software Development; and Science Public Outreach. STScI is a premier astronomical research institution, and our scientific staff of astronomers, scientists, analysts, and engineers is at the forefront of some of the most exciting astronomy going on today, including the study of our own solar system, the structure of the Milky Way, the composition of near and distant galaxies, and dark energy.  

Our virtual program runs June 6th through August 5, 2022, and is primarily open to upper-division undergraduates with a strong interest in space-based astronomy, software engineering, or public outreach (other candidates may be considered on an individual basis). Prior research experience and coding skills are not required. The internship includes a salary of approximately $6,480 and interns will be provided with a computer loan for the duration of the program. Students must be in US to participate. 

All of the 2022 SASP interns are matched with a project and a mentor. During your internship, you will meet virtually on a regular basis with your mentor, attend lectures on a wide variety of astronomy and career topics, and interact with other interns and staff, building skills that will help you succeed in STEM fields.

We proudly partner with the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) to provide research opportunities to women and underrepresented minorities in astronomy-enterprise areas, and other STEM fields.

If you have questions regarding the application process or the internship, please refer to: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/space-astronomy-summer-program

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST January 31, 2022 to receive consideration. 

ONLY apply thru this Direct Link:  https://stsci.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/65011

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at [email protected]. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.

Pay Compensation
$6480.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Students will be able to work remotely. Computer will be shipped to them and onboarding will be done virtually. All students must be in the US and be able to obtain authorization to work. 

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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