Undergraduate Student Resources

International/Undocumented Students

Academic Integrity

Title IX Resources

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

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UC San Diego Career Center


Brooke Owens Fellowships

○ (undergrad women; October)

Matthew Isakowitz

○ (undergrad/grads, US citizens, engineering; November).

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

○ (REUs; US citizens/permanent residents)


○ (US citizens/permanent residents)

The Aerospace Corporation

○ (undergrad/grads, summer & yearlong, US citizens)

Caltech’s SURF program

○ (open to all undergrads)

Lloyd Berkner Space Policy

○ (open to all students)

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship

○ (graduate students/recent graduates eligible to work in the US)

This list of policy internships

● Company websites

● Note: Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Aplied Physics Laboratory have separate internship portals than NASA.

● The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs also has internships, but they are unpaid.

Universities sometimes have scholarships for unpaid internships, however.

AAAS Mass Communication

○ open to upper-level undergrads, grads, postdocs (US citizen or currently

holding a US visa allowing work) in STEM, including Spanish-speakers. Also

have a minority science journalism program.

UndocuSTEM list of internships for undocumented and DACA students

Other programs:

Caltech Space Challenge

○ every other year weeklong challenge with two teams of 16 students to design

a mission; they sponsor your travel/housing/food, and it is an amazing

experience (application due December of even years)

Stuttgart Space Station Design Workshop

○ like the above, but I think it is annual, and young professionals can also apply

NASA socials

○ get to cover NASA events as a social media person (you must provide your