STScI is the scientific operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. Students will work individually with STScI researchers and staff on research projects that might include data reduction and interpretation, software development, scientific writing and preparing data for public releases. The program affords students the opportunity to attend lectures on a variety of exciting topics related to space astronomy, the Hubble, and James Webb Space Telescopes.
The 2017 summer program will run for 10 weeks, starting Monday, June 12th, and ending Friday, August 18th. This year will be the 25th consecutive year for the STScI Summer Student Program.
The SASP is aimed at college undergraduates between their junior and senior years. However, we also accept exceptional students in earlier years and beginning graduate students. If you think you would benefit from our program, you are encouraged to apply. The program is open to students from the US and other countries, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study, but with preference to the above categories.
The Space Astronomy Summer Program provides students a fun, educational experience within a team-spirited environment. Students will receive a comparable monetary stipend, housing assistance, and travel to and from Baltimore. To find out more about the program visit: http://www.stsci.edu/institute/smo/students
To apply on-line please access http://stsci.slideroom.com. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1 through January 31, 2017. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Reference letters are due by Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Details regarding submission of reference letters are automatically sent via e-mail to the letter writers once their contact information has been submitted in the application.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.
As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical disability and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V