Astrogeology staff members often work with students on research, programming, data processing and other tasks, especially in the summer. Many of these students are supported through internships funded directly by U.S. federal agencies such as NASA and NSF. If you're a high school or undergraduate student interested in being a volunteer or employee in the Astrogeology center, here are some possible sources of funding and/or support:
- NAU Gateway: Student Employement - Student positions with the USGS Astrogeology Research Program and other teams at the Flagstaff Science Center are advertised through Northern Arizona University Gateway
- USGS: Volunteer for a Changing World
- OPM/OSFAP: Student Jobs - official United States Government student job site (Office of Personnel Management and Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs)
- Physics and Astronomy at NAU
- NASA Space Grant from Nadine Barlow
- NSF from Kathy Eastwood
- NASA PGGURP: contact Tracy Gregg
- NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
- Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program
- NASA College Student Investigators (CSI)
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Astronomy (NAU)
- Pathways - USGS Internship Program
Note that in many cases (e.g., PGGURP, LPI interns) you should first apply directly to the program and then express a desire to work with a scientist or staff member at the Astrogeology center. For summer employment, annual application deadlines vary but can start as early as December of the previous year. Be sure to refer to the program site for more details.
For current graduate students seeking summer employment in Astrogeology, you may contact a scientist directly to express an interest in his/her research and to learn whether funds may be available.
For general student employment inquiries in Astrogeology, please contact us.