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NASA JPL Student Independent Research Internship

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is now recruiting for the Spring 2022 Student Independent Research Internship (SIRI) program.  Please read this entire message carefully as it contains important changes.

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consistent with the California 'Safer at Home' order and NASA requirements, JPL has implemented limited access to the JPL work-site. The JPL internship program has been modified to offer internships that can be accomplished remotely. As such, students who apply for internships at this time are expected to have and be willing to use the equipment/resources listed below.

JPL is unable to pay for or reimburse the costs associated with these items.

  • an appropriate remote work location (residence is permitted)
  • a smartphone
  • reliable internet connection

 

Once JPL resumes on-site access for interns, SIRI participants will be requested to participate on site.

 

To be eligible for SIRI, students must meet the following requirements:

  • STEM major
  • Must not have already earned an advanced degree in a STEM field
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0+
  • Age of 18+
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid Green Card (This MUST be confirmed by the faculty sponsor before forwarding resumes to JPL).
  • Currently enrolled in a community college that is a SIRI partner campus
  • Must be able to earn academic or independent study credit for the SIRI experience at the college
  • Able to commit to 15 hours per week for a 15 week internship period
  • Must be willing to participate in intern meetings and a prepare project plan, progress reports, final report, and a final presentation

 

Please note the following:

  • SIRI is an unpaid internship experience, and students will not receive compensation.
  • Students must remain enrolled in their academic or independent study credit hours for the term of the internship.
  • Students may only participate in SIRI for one quarter or semester.
  • Spring 2022 internships run for 15 weeks and will start in January or February of 2022.
  • Offer letters will be emailed to accepted students beginning December 13, 2021, until all available SIRI internships are filled.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

1.   To be considered for a SIRI internship, first, download the list of “Spring 2022 Announcements of Opportunity” from the SIRI website. Please read these announcements very carefully to determine which projects are best aligned with your research interests, skills, and academic background. Students are permitted to apply for a maximum of TWO (2) opportunities. Please note: The preferred major(s) for each AO can be found at the bottom of the records, beginning with “primary discipline.”

2.   Once you have determined the opportunities for which you will apply, please provide the AO numbers along with a resume and transcript to your Faculty Sponsor. The AO number can be found at the very top of each announcement of opportunity.

3.   Complete a resume that follows the resume template on the SIRI website. You are welcome to include additional information beyond what is listed on the template, but please limit your resume to no more than two pages.

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE PREPARE ONE (1) RESUME AND ONE (1) ELECTRONIC COPY OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. DO NOT ATTACH THE TRANSCRIPT TO THE RESUME. SAVE EACH RESUME/TRANSCRIPT USING A FILENAME THAT CONTAINS YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME.

 

4.   All resumes must be sent by email to your Faculty Sponsor at SCC first (Dr. Phil Crabill, STEM Counselor: crabill_phillip@sccollege.eduno later than Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  Do not send your resume directly to JPL. Once your eligibility to participate in SIRI based on the criteria listed above has been confirmed, your materials will be forwarded to JPL.

5.   NEW: Nominated students must also submit an online application to be considered for the program. The SIRI program will provide nominees with the application link along with instructions once we receive your materials from your campus Faculty Sponsor.

 

If you have questions or concerns about the SIRI program, please contact Jenny Tieu, SIRI Program Coordinator, via email (Jenny.Tieu@jpl.nasa.gov). I hope you will consider applying for a SIRI internship with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

 





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