The Student-Faculty Programs office provides administrative support to several NASA/JPL summer programs, which include NASA Space Grant, NASA SUPR, JPLSIP, and Summer MSP. Students apply directly to these programs. However, once admitted students may apply to live on the Caltech campus and will join a large community of undergraduate researchers.
Many of these JPL programs will ask students to submit a resume. Click here for a template to help you create or update your existing resume.
NASA Space Grant
NASA Space Grant is a national consortium that supports students in aeronautics, space science and technology, and related fields, and encourages cooperative programs among colleges, universities, business, and federal, state, and local governments.
Students in the JPL Space Grant program spend 10 weeks in the summer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Undergraduate or graduate US citizens enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time at a Space Grant-affiliated college or university are eligible. Competitions for awards are generally held in January. Contact the Space Grant Director for your state.
For further information about JPL's participation in the Space Grant program, please contact:
Linda Rodgers, Space Grant Program Coordinator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research (SUPPR)
SUPPR provides funding for summer undergraduate research. Selected students work closely with a NASA investigator to learn the details of research in planetary geosciences. Students in the JPL SUPPR program spend 8 weeks in the summer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Click here for more information.
For further information about JPL's participation in the SUPPR program, please contact:
Petra Kneissl, SUPPR Program Coordinator
JPL Summer Internship Program (JPLSIP)
JPLSIP provides internship funding for graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Click here for more information.
For further information about the JPLSIP program, please contact:
Linda Rodgers, JPLSIP Program Coordinator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Maximizing Student Potential (Summer MSP)
Maximizing Student Potential in STEM, or MSP, offers full-time summer fellowship opportunities at JPL to underrepresented students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
As part of their fellowships, students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office.
For further information about the Summer MSP program, please contact: