2019 MDSGC Summer Exchange Internship Program Announcement

Note: applications for the summer 2019 program are now open!

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 is March 27, 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.

Summer Internships at NASA, APL, and STScI

Applications for Summer 2019 NASA internships are open. The deadline is March 31, 2019 but it is better to apply as early as possible (see below).

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. For 2019, offers are expected within the timeframe of January 16–March 31. 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 open, 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.

HCC Summer Bridge Internships

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.

Applications for Summer 2019 are now open and will be until positions are filled; for best chances, apply as early as possible. (Summer 2018 positions were filled by mid-April 2018.) 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
Office: STEM-424
(240) 500-2610

Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Matt Collinge, Deputy Director
(410) 516-7106

New MDSGC Webpage!

Screen shot of home page of new MDSGC website.Welcome to the new Maryland Space Grant Consortium website. We have reorganized our content to make your experience even better. Looking for programs? Find them in What We Do. Want to learn more about us? Take a look at the Who We Are section. Want to play a role? Head to the Get Involved area.

We are excited to have you interacting with our new face to the world, and please contact us with any feedback.