NASA Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP)

Degree Level: Undergrad

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Location: United States

Duration: Short term (less than one year)

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program is NASA’s largest nationwide internship program.

NASA USRP is an internship program that offers NASA research and development opportunities to undergraduate students. USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. A USRP internship will be the first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce. USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer and Spring.

Award Details

Amount: $6,000 (10-week summer session) or $9,000 (15-week spring or fall session) stipend

Duration: 10-week summer session or a 15-week spring or fall session

Location: NASA Centers

Degree: Undergraduate; applicants must be classified as rising sophomores, juniors or seniors at the beginning of the first session for which they are applying.