Student Opportunities in Planetary Science

Graduate Program

PSG Graduate PosterThe 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:

Astronomy Dept.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept.
Graduate Programs at Wesleyan

Undergraduate Research

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 2019 (and more) opportunities:

NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites in Astronomy; in Earth Sciences; at SETI

Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science - Application deadline: January 7, 2019

Exploration Science Summer Intern Program -Application deadline: January 25, 2019

NASA History Division Internship - Application deadline: February 1, 2019 (Summer),  June 1, 2019 (Fall Semester), October 1, 2019 (Spring Semester)

The National Academies Berkner Space Policy Internship Program - Application deadline: February 4, 2019 (summer)

NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program - Application deadline: February 4, 2019

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF) at Caltech/JPL - Application deadline: February 22, 2019

Applied Physics Laboratory Summer Internship Program - Application deadline: was March 31?, 2019

JPL Planetary Science Summer School - Application deadline: April 2?, 2019



Other fellowships, internships, and jobs

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Wesleyan

CT Space Grant Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowhips and Travel Grants

Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Student and career opportunities at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (REU) in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Universities Space Research Association Internship Programs

Aeronautics Student Competitions

Other internship opportunities