Student Opportunities in Planetary Science
The Departments of Astronomy and Earth and Environmental Sciences offer courses of study leading to a Master's Degree. The Chemistry, Physics and Biology Departments offer both the Master's and Ph.D. Full consideration for research funding for students entering in the Fall Semester will be given to applications received by February 15 for E&ES and March 1 for Astronomy. Students are encouraged to directly contact individual faculty that share their interests during the application process.
Further information and Applications can be found here:
Undergraduates interested in planetary sciences research are encouraged to contact individual faculty. Students within the Departments of Astronomy or Earth and Environmental Sciences have the option of completing their senior thesis work in a relevant area of planetary sciences.
Specific opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research will be posted here when they become available.
Summer 2017 (and more) opportunities:
Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science - Application deadline: January 6, 2017
NASA History Division Internship - Application deadline: February 1, 2017 (Summer), June 1, 2017 (Fall Semester), October 1, 2017 (Spring Semester)
The National Academies Berkner Space Policy Internship Program - Application deadline: February 3, 2017 (summer), April 1, 2017 (Fall)
NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program - Application deadline: February 10, 2017
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF) at Caltech/JPL - Application deadline: February 22, 2017
Applied Physics Laboratory Summer Internship Program - Application deadline: March 31, 2017
JPL Planetary Science Summer School - Application deadline: April 3, 2017
Exploration Science Summer Intern Program - check back in 2018