Dates, Deadlines, Stipends, and More
The 2019 Space Astronomy Summer Program ran for 9 weeks, from Monday, June 17 to Friday, August 16 at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Unfortunately, we cannot accept participants requiring alternate start dates or who cannot stay for at least eight weeks of the 9-week program.
Stipends and Subsidies
The stipend for the 2019 program was $650 per week, which is comparable to other astronomical summer internships in the U.S. We provide travel and housing assistance. The travel subsidy also includes round-trip travel to Baltimore, Maryland, by air, train, or personal vehicle.
We also offer coordinated student housing options and subsidize roughly one third of the housing costs for students who elect this housing option. Learn more about housing and transportation.
Applications for 2020 internships will open January 1, 2020.
Students who are non-U.S. citizens will need a visa to work in the U.S. regardless of where their college or university is located. We provide assistance to qualified international applicants in the acquisition of appropriate visas and other work documents required to work at STScI. If you are accepted, our Human Resources department will contact you to provide assistance in obtaining a work visa.