The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the nation’s capital, under the aegis of the National Research Council’s Space Science Board.  The summer program is open to undergraduates (i.e., an individual who does not already possess a university degree on the application deadline).  The autumn program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  The deadlines for applications for the summer and autumn 2013 programs are 1 February and 7 June, respectively.  Candidate(s) selected for participation in the summer and autumn 2013 programs will be contacted no later than 1 March and 5 July, respectively.

All applicants must provide the following four items:

  1. A resumé;
  2. A brief statement (not to exceed one printed page) indicating academic interests and experience, and some indication of how the internship relates to the applicants long-term career plans;
  3. Letters of references from three college/university faculty members familiar with the candidate’s background and abilities; and
  4. An official copy of academic transcript to be sent from the college/university registrar.

Items 1 and 2 may be sent by e-mail to
Items 3 and 4 MUST be sent by mail to the contact address listed below:

Space Studies Board
National Research Council
Attention: David H. Smith
Keck 968
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2721
202/334-3701 (fax)

Additional information about the program, including application procedure, can be found at