The LERCIP project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School (Senior) Students, College Students, and Secondary School Teachers.Information and details for summer 2013 LERCIP project will be posted when available. You are encouraged to bookmark this site and check back frequently for status updates on the project.
LERCIP Higher Education (College)
Lewis’ Educational and Collaborative Internship Project (LERCIP) is a center unique college internship project conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center. LERCIP is collaborative undertaking with the NASA Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). It provides a 10-week paid summer internship opportunities for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); and non-STEM majors that lend support to the NASA mission. Students spend the summer learning and working at the NASA Glenn Research Center facilities under the guidance of a mentor and engage in authentic NASA-related, mission-based R&D and career-related activities. The LERCIP educational component allows students to attend and participate in a variety of planned activities from professional development workshops to presenting at the culminating Student Research Symposium. LERCIP provides hands-on experiences that challenge, inspire, and promote practical application; complementing and expanding upon students’ theoretical education. The internships are offered under the auspices of LERCIP, a collaborative undertaking by the Educational Programs Office at Glenn Research Center (GRC) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).
For consideration to participate in this project, an applicant must be a U.S citizen, 3.0 GPA, and either a full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business related field at an accredited college/university throughout the U.S and Puerto Rico OR, attending and accredited 2-year college/university, OR a College bound graduate (high school senior). If selected, you must begin on one of the scheduled start dates listed below.
2013 start dates:
Session #1 June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013Stipends are based on student's academic level when they apply: Freshmen/Sophomore $4000; Junior/Senior $5000; Master/PhD candidate: $6000. LERCIP does not provide any housing allocation but does have a one time travel reimbursement of up to $500 dollars available for those students who are selected and relocate to participate in LERCIP. Due to the large number of applicants, only identified candidates for positions are notified (by April 15), and are based on GRC project/program needs and budget.
Session #2 June 17, 2013 and August 23, 2013
Application deadline date is February 1, 2013
Participants are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. A one-time travel reimbursement is available to eligible candidates. If relocating and interested in receiving a housing list, please email: CarlettaMcCoy@oai.org.
LERCIP applicants may apply utilizing NASA’ One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) LaunchPad site
Point of Contact:
Ohio Aerospace Institute (Carletta McCoy)
LERCIP Teacher Program
This is an educational program that provides internships for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Internships of 10-week duration are available during the summer months at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. The internships are offered under the auspices of Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP), a collaborative undertaking by the Educational Programs Office at the Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). Teachers will work with a GRC mentor to complete identified assignments.
Internships are available only to U.S. citizens who are employed at a state accredited U.S. high school full-time and are available Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, for 10 weeks.
LERCIP Teacher Application will be available using NASA’ One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) LaunchPad site Deadline Date: February 1, 2013.
Session start date:
Session #1 June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013
Session #2 June 17, 2013 and August 23, 2013
Teachers receive a biweekly salary for their appointments. Salary is paid in a biweekly amount of $1000. If interested in a housing list, be sure to check this when completing your application. Participants are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. A one-time, travel reimbursement of up to $500 is available to eligible candidates.
Due to the large number of applicants, only identified candidates for positions are notified (by April 15) and are based on organizational/mentor needs and GRC project/programs budgets. Candidates identified for the program will be notified via email by April 15.
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Attn: LERCIP Applications (Carletta McCoy)
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
Phone: (440) 962-3163