Intern Program at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
is a need for well-trained, qualified technical specialists,
engineers, and scientists to meet the scientific, technological
workforce needs of the United States now and in the future.
Therefore, innovative strategies and programs are being implemented
to increase the supply of highly trained personnel in the
basic and applied sciences at NASA Dryden Flight Research
help meet this need, the NASA DFRC and the California Space
Grant Consortium (CaSGC), in collaboration with the California
Space Grant Foundation (CaSGF), have formed a cooperative
partnership in order to enhance the education and training
of students and increase the relevance of CaSGF training and
research programs to DFRC’s mission. This cooperative
program is intended to provide a significant positive impact
on the following areas:
the quality of science and technical education;
the relevance of CaSGF programs to DFRC’s mission;
the number of Hispanic and other minority students electing
to pursue graduate study and research careers in science,
technology, and mathematics.
overall aims of the program are to provide a mechanism for
the development of activities that will lead to the strengthening
and growth of mutually beneficial educational, scientific,
and technical programs conducted jointly and independently
by CaSGF and DFRC.
cooperative program provides the following opportunities:
Joint Projects – CaSGC and DFRC will participate in
research and training programs and projects of mutual interest
Faculty Participation – CaSGC faculty, staff, and
students may visit DFRC organizations and facilities for
consultation, meetings, workshops, short courses, and research.
Participation will be encouraged and facilitated by both
CSGF and DFRC. Through mutual agreement of the DFRC and
the CaSGC, temporary faculty appointments may be offered
to CaSGC personnel during summer periods and, when appropriate,
may be jointly sponsored for longer-term research participation.
Student Internships and Employment – CaSGC students
will be encouraged to take advantage of the many programs
that exist with DFRC organizations and facilities that are
designed for student participation and training. Current
programs that allow undergraduate students to gain valuable
experience and training during the academic year and/or
the summer as student trainees and summer employees will
be encouraged by the parties.
Technical Assistance – When appropriate, and on a
mission-noninterference basis, DFRC will provide technical
assistance in a variety of disciplines, including engineering,
science, and administration.
Outreach Programs – DFRC may provide assistance to
CaSGC in developing programs to attract students, especially
minorities and females, to careers in science by providing
students with experience beginning in precollege grades
K through 12. The program will be designed to enhance academic
skills, career awareness, and exposure to participating
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