[New-hampshire-students] Fw: [Promotion-technology] Updated Announcement: NASA InternshipOpportunities for Summer 2011

Ed Meskys edmeskys at roadrunner.com
Sun Oct 24 15:31:51 UTC 2010

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From: "Silberman, Kenneth A. (GSFC-1600)" <kenneth.a.silberman at nasa.gov>
To: "Committee on the Promotion, Evaluation and Advancement of Technology" 
<promotion-technology at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:03 AM
Subject: [Promotion-technology] Updated Announcement: NASA 
InternshipOpportunities for Summer 2011

NASA is looking to increase the number of blind and disabled students, 
pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through 
our internship programs. We have a two-percent hiring goal. Students can 
apply between November 1 and February 1. They can register for an account 
and look for internships anytime at http://intern.nasa.gov/ . Internships 
run for ten weeks from May 31, 2011,  through August 5, 2011.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must be accepted as freshmen at 
an accredited institution of higher learning, i.e., a college or university 
at the time of the internship. This is what we call a rising freshman. NASA 
has internships for rising freshmen through doctoral students in STEM 
fields. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required to apply; however, applicants must 
understand that the competition for internships is keen. The age limits for 
interns are eighteen years and up.

Internships are available at all NASA centers nationwide. Students can 
submit applications where they either select or do not select an opportunity 
or opportunities. Selecting an opportunity or opportunities has the 
advantage of allowing applicants to be considered by mentors who work in 
disciplines of interest and at a particular center. For example, an 
opportunity having to do with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will be 
at Goddard in Maryland because SDO is here. Not selecting any opportunities 
may result in no mentors even looking at their applications because they 
will not have flagged their applications to mentors' opportunities. It's 
important to make clear that applications can be viewed by all mentors 
whether students select opportunities or not. However, not selecting any 
opportunities means that prospective interns will be hoping that a mentor 
happens to read their applications rather than directing their applications 
to mentors in fields and at centers of interest.

Students, who are selected for internships, will receive an offer letter by 
E-mail sometime after February 2, 2011. They will then have five days to 
either accept or reject the offer on the website. The offer will 
automatically expire after five days if no action is taken.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with applying.

Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq.
U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland, & Patent Bars B.A., M.Eng., J.D.
NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney Education Office Code 160 
NASA/GSFC Mailstop 160 Bldg. 28 Rm. N165 Greenbelt, MD  20771, USA
Voice:  (301) 286-9281
Fax:  (301) 286-1655
E-mail:  kenneth.a.silberman at nasa.gov
Office Location:                 Building 28 Room W151

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