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One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)

Are you searching NASA's websites looking for answers, job applications, or news and updates on a NASA center near you? Then NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative can help. OSSI is a revolutionary platform that provides a NASA-wide integrated system for science and engineering mentors to announce their internship and fellowship opportunities. OSSI works by supporting the Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns (SOLAR) system to consolidate announcements and information currently found on multiple NASA websites. OSSI also will formalize the transition of student participants in NASA programs into the NASA workforce, the aerospace industry and academia. “One NASA System, One Submitted Application, One Amazing Opportunity.”

On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns (SOLAR)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in educational opportunities at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The center’s internship opportunities are designed to provide students with experiences that motivate and prepare them for careers aligned with NASA Goddard and its industry and university partners. In the spirit of providing students unique and exciting experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, we are pleased to announce our new approach to the intern application process with the introduction of the Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholar system, otherwise known as the SOLAR system.

The SOLAR system is an innovative system that allows students to search and apply for all types of higher-education NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities all in one location. A single internship or fellowship application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.

The SOLAR system opened on Nov. 1, 2010, to accept applications for all summer 2011 higher education programs.

2011 Online Application System: Goddard Internships for High School Students

This system is a Goddard-specific utility to accept high school student applications for 2011 summer internships. The Goddard Space Flight Center High School Intern Programs engage interns in applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a research-focused work environment at Goddard. Student interns learn and apply research protocols and processes related to Earth- and space-systems science, computer science, engineering and technology. Knowledge of computer applications is essential for all placements. Biological laboratory experiences are generally not available.

Goddard high school summer internships include, but are not limited to, the National Space Club Scholars Program (NSCSP) and the NASA INSPIRE project. For information about the National Space Club Scholars Program and eligibility, please go to For information about the NASA INSPIRE project and eligibility, please go to

Generally, a successful applicant meets or exceeds these basic qualifications:

1. At least 16 years of age at start of internship

2. Minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale

3. U.S. citizen

To access the 2011 Goddard High School Online Application System and apply for available project positions, please go to
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