Each year through 2025, NASA's Neurodiversity Network will accept applications for high school summer interns to work on projects with NASA scientists. The goal of the N3 program is to provide experiences for neurodiverse students, specifically those who identify as autistic, that will spark their interest in careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
All interns will be paired with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) from NASA's network. Individual SMEs will have expertise in at least one of the following areas:
The work schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the intern and the SME. Internships will be completed remotely during Summer 2024 and N3 interns will receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of their internship. Students are expected to complete approximately 100 hours of work over the internship period.
If you have questions about eligibility or application details after reviewing this webpage, you can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please review the internship requirements below to see if you qualify. To apply, we must receive your application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your skills and interests in specific areas related to NASA subjects. A recommendation letter from a teacher or another professional is required of all applicants. Full applications are due by March 8, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their application result during the week of April 8th.
Prospective interns may submit their responses using the linked application form or submit recorded audio, written text, video, or written answers transcribed by a scribe. If there are other accommodations that would assist with your internship application process, please contact our N3 internship team at email@example.com. We hope to learn from our N3 interns to build our understanding about the best ways to work with neurodiverse youth.
Please review the internship details and list of requirements above to determine if any of your students may be a candidate. For an application to be complete, we must receive a teacher recommendation letter by March 8th, 2024. We encourage recommenders to share each applicant’s strengths and challenges with us so that the best possible internship placement can be achieved.
Letters should answer the following questions: