The 2019 program will exchange students among five participating universities for a 10-week engineering internship experience. Visit the 2019 Summer Exchange page for program information. The application deadline was April 10, 2019.
The MDSGC Summer Exchange program supports qualified students from participating universities to partake in hands-on summer engineering internships at any of the other participating institutions. Interested students should contact the faculty coordinator (see below) at their home institution.
The participating institutions in the 2019 program are:
Capitol Technology University
Coordinator: Prof. Angela Walters
Morgan State University
Coordinator: Prof. Guangming Chen
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Coordinator: Prof. Carlos Romero-Talamás
University of Maryland, College Park
Coordinator: Prof. Mary Bowden
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Coordinator: Prof. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri
For more information and to apply, go to the 2019 Summer Exchange page. Any questions should be addressed to the faculty coordinator at your institution or Matt Collinge at MDSGC.
A summer internship is a great way to gain new skills, refine your interests, and boost your resumé.
Apply for the upcoming cycle through the NASA system at:
The application period for summer NASA internships opens early in the fall and closes in the spring. However, applications are considered and offers are made on a rolling basis. In 2019, most offers were made within the January-April timeframe. In general, it’s not wise to wait for the deadline — the earlier you apply, the better your chances!
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) also host summer internship programs.
APL hires hundreds of summer interns each year. Several programs are currently available, including general college-level internships as well as opportunities specific to JHU students or students attending minority serving institutions. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.jhuapl.edu/Careers/CollegeInternships.
STScI will again run its Space Astronomy Summer Program, with applications due in January: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/space-astronomy-summer-program.
Please contact us with any questions about these programs.
Hagerstown Community College students: Are you interested in Space? Aeronautics? Robotics? Astrophysics? Or any other STEM field of study of relevance to NASA?
Each summer, MDSGC supports one or more paid summer internships for HCC students interested in NASA-relevant studies who are (1) U.S. citizens; (2) pursuing a STEM major; and (3) considering enrolling at one of the following universities: Capitol Technology University, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Towson University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County, or University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
HCC students who will have completed at least one year of studies by summer can apply for this opportunity. For successful applicants, the Maryland Space Grant Consortium will arrange a paid 10-week summer internship at any of the above universities focused in the area of your choice. In addition to the hands-on research and learning experience of the internship itself, this will provide the opportunity to get to know the university you may ultimately attend.
As of May 1, summer 2019 positions have been filled.
To get an idea about what kind of internship projects MDSGC sponsors, look here or here. To get started, open the application.
For more information please contact either:
HCC Bridge Coordinator
Prof. Ed Sigler
Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Matt Collinge, Deputy Director