Other Opportunities
Space and Science-Related Opportunities
for Students

The Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium encourages all qualified students to consider applying for space and science-related opportunities such as apprenticeships, competitions, fellowships, internships, NASA Academy, research experiences, scholarships, and workshops.

Register at NASA's Internships website to search and apply for internships, fellowships, and scholarships.

NASA Internships

NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences. These opportunities integrate student-interns with career professionals, emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.

Please refer to NASA's Internship website for more information about national student internships, fellowships, scholarships, and applications.

Local Internships

Student internships, external to the university but available locally, are competitive awards to support NASA-related research and operational educational opportunities. Watch for announcements of specific opportunities.

Current Oppurtunites

Data Science Fellows Program

The Hawaii Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) is a University of Hawaiʻi System-wide effort focused on  interdisciplinary research and data science education.   HI-DSI provides a hub to support data intensive research, facilitate the creation of new degree and certificate programs that meet student and employer needs, and foster partnerships with industry.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students (US citizens or lawful permanent residents) to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program

Founded in 1968, the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) is part of a national network of 33 programs that promote better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources. Hawaiʻi Sea Grant works in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi’s prestigious School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify Hawaiʻi’s critical resource management issues and guide cutting-edge scientific research to address these challenges.

The Aerospace Option Program

The Aerospace Option Program (AOP) certificate emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning by applying traditional STEM coursework to real-world, project-based research and internships. Students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside NASA engineers while being fully immersed in a diverse group of people who are passionate and academically engaged in STEM- related fields. The Aerospace Option Program, managed through Windward CC’s Center for Aerospace Education in affiliation with the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium, offers an innovative and creative way to grow academically while developing multiple STEM skill sets.

Additional Information


NASA eClips
Short educational videos to inspire and engage students of all ages in NASA's applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NASA Education—For Students web site.

NASA's Office of STEM Engagement
More from NASA about student opportunities and community outreach.

NASA Podcasts
These audio podcasts feature interviews with students who have received NASA internships, fellowships or scholarships. Students share their experiences and offer suggestions for others who are interested in pursuing NASA learning opportunities. The podcasts also provide information about upcoming learning opportunities and application deadlines.

Pathways to Science: Summer Research Opportunities, from the Institute for Broadening Participation, with funding from NASA and NSF.
Undergraduate students can search this site for research experiences and other summer opportunities. The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is a non-profit organization created to design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and careers for diverse underrepresented groups. Funding for IBP is provided by NASA and NSF.

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund Travel Grant, from the Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education. The Travel Grants are awarded to full-time students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences or engineering fields (astrobiology, astronomy, earth and space science, engineering, etc.) to attend a meeting at which they will present their research.

List of SOEST undergraduate and graduate student research/internship and scholarship opportunities.