Student Programs

NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS):

Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) competitively awards NIFS to support and reward qualified students for their achievements in academic and extracurricular endeavors related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NIFS support seeks to assist individuals in pursuing educational goals that will lead to employment opportunities in industries relevant to both NASA and Nevada’s workforce needs.

Student Programs

Credits: NASA Goddard/Talya Lerner

Students engaged in any STEM area are encouraged to apply; however, fields specifically related to unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education are of particular interest.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants (students or faculty) for any NVSGC solicitation must be citizens of the United States. Faculty who are involved in the administration of the Space Grant activities at the state level and who are not compensated from the award funds need not be United States citizens.


NVSGC Internship Opportunities: Nevada Space Grant Consortium will partner with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Faculty and Nevada industry and businesses (that manufacture goods or provide services relevant to NASA’s missions) to sponsor internships for qualified NSHE students enrolled full-time. Internship opportunities tied to topics related to NASA interests are a critical component in the development and training of bright undergraduate and graduate students in Nevada to help provide the next great generation of scientists and engineers.

NASA Center Internships are competitive awards to support educational work opportunities to provide unique NASA-related experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. These opportunities engage students with real-world experiences while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA’s missions within the STEM industry. To apply for a NASA internship, please visit: NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)


Nevada NASA Space Grant Fellowships are designed to support independently conceived or designed research, or senior design projects by undergraduates and graduate students, in disciplines that will help advance NASA missions; thus, providing an opportunity to directly contribute to advancements in STEM- related areas of study. NASA fellowship opportunities are focused on innovation and generate measurable results which contribute to NASA’s current and future science and technology goals.


Scholarships provide financial support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and provide the opportunity for students to deepen their inquiry within STEM through a myriad of channels including research experience, technical collaborations and professional development.