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NASA Fall 22′ Internship Opportunities at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Posted on: September 16th, 2022 in: National NASA

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies is looking to recruit six STEM teachers and six graduate student research assistants to work in the program and projects below starting this fall. The application deadline is September 23, 2022 with a start date of October 17, 2022.  

Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI)

Application Period: 8/29/22 – 9/23/22The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement and Experiential Learning Opportunity for educators and graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project hosted at either the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, NY or the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. 

During the fall and spring terms of CCRI, the research team will consist of NASA Principal Investigators who lead in-service high school STEM educators and graduate student research assistants to become immersed in a NASA science research area related to climate change. Educators participating in this opportunity become Associate Researchers and STEM education experts who integrate NASA education resources and content into their classrooms while improving STEM education within their communities. 

Participating high school STEM educators contribute to the research project, assist in the development of a research question and assist in guiding the research team to complete all program deliverables. Educators also develop an Applied Research STEM Curriculum Portfolio that integrates components of their research into a comprehensive unit plan that utilizes NASA education resources aligning NASA Science and STEM curricula to the Next Generation Science Standards. The teachers will then incorporate the STEM curriculum into their classrooms and also provide community STEM engagement events related to their NASA research study. The fall and spring term will not conflict with the educators’ primary schedule, roles or responsibilities at their school sites. 

For graduate student research assistants, this opportunity will not conflict with class schedules during the fall and spring. It is considered to be a part-time position that supports the graduate student’s major area of study. 

During the summer session, the primary research team will add an undergraduate intern and high school intern to the CCRI research team. The entire team will work collaboratively on a full-time basis to complete the research project, deliver presentations, create a scientific poster and a publishable research paper that will be presented at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and other science conferences and symposiums. The final symposium may have participants from other government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and many others. 

Team Research Projects: 

  • Volcanic Emission Impacts on Climate Systems, Agriculture and Society (GISS)
  • Climate Change in the Hudson Estuary — Past, Present, and Future (GISS)
  • Characterizing the Urban Land Surface Temperature via an Innovative, Multi-Platformed Suite of Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing Technologies (GISS)
  • Monitoring and Studying Lakes from Space in a Changing Climate (GISS)
  • Connecting the Local Urban Fabric to Global Climate Change (GSFC)
  • ***New Project in Development – Coming Soon.***

For more information related to NASA’s Climate Change Research Initiative please visit the CCRI webpage. If interested please contact Matthew Pearce,, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies with any questions.