Connecting with a Range of Organizations

We are committed to establishing, developing, and nurturing national and local partnerships that will help foster and grow a diverse workforce at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). For example, our STEM Development Opportunities Portal supports and hosts local high school or college students seeking STEM experiences throughout the year. These experiences include job shadowing, internships, and ongoing mentoring programs. 

The successes of our missions are based on the extraordinary experiences each of our employees, partners, and volunteers bring to the organization. Understanding and respecting various perspectives in an open, safe, and collaborative setting provides STScI resources and talent to make world-changing scientific contributions.

Ongoing Community Connections Include:

  • American Astronomical Society
  • College Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
  • Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to PhD Bridge Program
  • HBCU Connect
  • Ingenuity Project
  • Johns Hopkins University’s Safe Zone program
  • Junior Achievement USA
  • Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training (MCVET)
  • Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)
  • Maryland Workforce Exchange
  • National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NBSE)
  • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
  • Out to Innovate™ Summit for LGBTQ+ People in STEM
  • Sister’s Circle
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office YouthWorks program
  • The Women of Color Network (WOCN)
  • Women in Technology

Our Partnerships with High Schools, Colleges, and Universities Include:

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Bryn Mawr School
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Goucher College
  • Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
  • Landsdowne High School
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Stevenson University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)


Organizations or schools interested in partnering with STScI may contact

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