Summer 2021 NASA CTSGC Sponsored Internship Opportunities


NASA CTSGC, is in collaboration with Connecticut-based industries and organizations, is identifying full-time summer internship opportunities for student applicants; these are being posted on the website as they arrive.  This will be a rolling deadline for applications, which are now being accepted.  Eligible students should indicate specific projects or companies of interest.  Students are required to work full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks at their internship site; virtual internships will be considered.  Applicants must be a full-time student at an affiliated academic institution during the spring of 2021 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a US citizen.  Interns receive a minimum compensation of $6,000. 

Interested companies who wish to offer an internship, please contact the NASA CT Space Grant office at

Technical, Industrial, and Educational Internships

Technical Internship:  Priority given to community college students enrolled in an Associate’s degree or Certificate program at an affiliated academic institution are eligible to apply. If space is available internships may be offered to 4-year institution or graduate students.

Industrial Internship:  Undergraduate/Graduate students enrolled at an affiliated academic institution are eligible to apply.

Educational Internship:  Undergraduate/Graduate students enrolled at an affiliated academic institution are eligible to apply.


Application Procedures

To apply for a Technical, Industrial, or Educational Internship please submit the online application here:  Internship Application

The following information will also be required when you apply.

    1. Applicant Contact/Demographic Information (this information is utilized for NASA reporting only)
    2. Proposal Information
      1. Narrative – 3 page maximum
        1. Why are you interested in an internship?
        2. Why should you be selected for this opportunity?
        3. Describe how your interest/experience will be enhanced by this internship.
        4. How will this internship enhance or contribute to your long-term academic and career goals?
        5. Please list all technical courses you have taken that may be helpful to hiring managers in considering you qualifications.
        6. Please explain your interest in your top 3 project choices.  How does each project fit with your current interests and/or proposed career goals?
        7. What has been the extent of your contact with CT industry, particularly the company you are interested in working with? (Please indicate the name of any individuals with whom you have been working/speaking.)
      2. One Letter of Recommendation (internal or external) – One letter must be from the research project supervisor.  All recommendation letters need to be signed and on institutional letterhead.  Faculty who wish to submit confidential letters of recommendation may use the online system.
      3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae – One-page maximum.  For team proposals please submit a resume/CV for each team member.
      4. Student Transcript – Official is preferred; however, unofficial is acceptable if availability at the time of submission is a problem.

For more information on Technical, Industrial, or Educational Internship program, please see the Student Request for Proposals Booklet.

Applications and internship placements will be accepted and determined on a rolling basis.

Internship opportunities will be listed below as they become available:

Summer Internship Project Proposals

Project Title:  Education and Programs

Location:  250 Columbous Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06457

Start/End Dates:  10 weeks, June-August 2021

Brief Description:  Summer interns will work with CSC staff to prepare and create materials for Educational programming.  The programs will be both-in-person and virtually on STEM topics specifically related to building awareness around STEM Careers and igniting passion for STEM learning.  They will be part of a dynamic team developing and delivering engaging programs on the floor of the Science Center on a variety of science topics to a public audience, including families, adults, and children.

Desired Job Requirements:  Full-time students during Spring 2021 term enrolled in an academic affiliate college/university with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.  U.S. Citizenship.  Pursuing a degree in a STEM field or in Education, and an interest in working with children.

Number of Students:  1


Project Title:  Systems Management Intern

Location:  4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Start/End Dates:  July 1, 2021 – September 15, 2021

Brief Description:  The Systems Management Intern will work with staff members across the organization to set up and facilitate the use of new database systems. The intern will work with the Development Director, Executive Assistant, Guest Services Director, and Director of Education to onboard new systems in: donor and member tracking, gift shop inventory, point of sale for tickets, program sales, and group reservations.

Desired Job Requirements:  Proficient with computer systems & technology, able to work in-person, comfortable with self-guided research, experience with Excel and data entry.

Number of Students:  1-2