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Education Associates - Research Intern Program at NASA Ames Research Center

The National Space Grant Foundation (NSGF) has responsibility for the administration of the NASA Ames Education Associates program under a Cooperative Agreement with the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC). This responsibility is assumed in collaboration with the California Space Grant Foundation (CSGF), which provides the program administration and management under the authorities of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Act.

The Education Associates Program is designed to provide university students and faculty with experiential learning opportunities in the space sciences, engineering, science administration, and related fields at Ames Research Center. The program also supports NASA's science education and training missions and addresses the national need to develop a cadre of trained professionals with competencies in a wide variety of aerospace and related disciplines. Further, it provides ARC with a diverse population of eager, bright student interns as well as more experienced post-doctoral and faculty fellows in support of ARCs varied scientific projects and missions.

Over the past four years, over 400 students and faculty from some 92 different colleges and universities around the nation have participated. They have worked with about 250 different ARC sponsors and mentors on projects in every branch of ARC. Both the National and California Space Grant Foundations accepted the responsibility to administer the program for the mutual benefit of the participants and NASA. While the California Space Grant Foundation takes the lead role for administration and management of the program, the National Space Grant Foundation will play key roles in interfacing and networking with universities and educational institutions throughout the Nation.


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