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Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project
September 5, 2014

The LERCIP project at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio is gearing up for another summer of internships.  In order to be considered for any internship within the project, applicants must be rising college freshmen thru graduate school students and/or secondary education school teachers.

You are encouraged to bookmark this site and check back frequently for status updates on the project.


Program Description:

LERCIP is a center unique college internship program conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center.  The program provides a 10-week paid summer internship opportunity 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 while engaging 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.   


For consideration to participate in this internship 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 an 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.


2015 Start/ End Date(s):

Session #1 June 01, 2015 – August 07, 2015
Session #2 June 15, 2015 – August 21, 2015



Stipends are based on students’ academic level at the time the opportunity will begin:  Undergraduate stipend $6,000; Graduate stipend $7,500 and; Teacher stipend $10,000.

LERCIP does not provide any housing allocation. Participants are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. LERCIP does provide a one time travel reimbursement of up to $500 dollars available for selected eligible candidates.

Application season for students to apply within NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) website is November 10, 2014 to March 01, 2015. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates who are selected for positions will be notified by April 30, 2015.  These selections are based on GRC project/program needs and budget.

LERCIP applicants may apply utilizing NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) LaunchPad site.


Point of Contact:

Vanessa R. Webbs, Project Manager, Vanessa.R.Webbs@nasa.gov


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