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NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholar (LARSS)
DescriptionLocated in Hampton Virginia and established in 1917, NASA Langley engineers and scientists continue their award-winning research and development efforts to pioneer the future offlight (including entry, descent, and landing) in all atmospheres; the characterization of all atmospheres; space exploration systems and technology; and structural materials concepts, analysis, and integration.
LARSS is a year round (3 sessions) research paid, research, internship program for undergraduate and graduate students - pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is also a highly competitive program. We annually received about 1,000 applications from which 200 students are accepted. LARSS is also a nationally ranked internship program. In 2011 the staff of Vault-Career Intelligence reviewed over 800 national internships and named LARSS one of its top 10 best internship programs. For 25 years, the LARSS program continues to help preserve U.S. leadership in engineering and science by providing exceptional students from across the United States the opportunity to work with Langley researchers on some of the nation’s most vexing and important challenges and problems.
Requirements* Must be a U.S. Citizen
* Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. College or University (Community College students are encouraged to apply - acceptance is dependent upon successful matriculation into an accredited four-year institution.)
* Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
* All Majors accepted
* Rising undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student* (underclassmen see below)
*SPECIAL NOTE: The LARSS “Bridge Program" option offers opportunities for select outstanding rising high-school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores who have previous NASA program experience and a 3.5 GPA to be considered for an internship at a reduced rate of pay.