2016 Applications

Opportunities for high school and undergraduate students to participate as interns in NASA GISS research during summer 2016 are being offered through the new Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI). To learn more, please visit the CCRI website.

Applications to participate in the CCRI summer 2016 program must be made through the NASA Intern One Stop Shopping Initiative website. Please go to the OSSI website and select "Goddard Institute for Space Studies" in the opportunity search form.

Further Information

If you have questions about the New York City Research Initiative that are not answered on this website, please contact Mr. Matthew Pearce.

Other NASA Internship Opportunities

Please visit the NASA Intern One Stop Shopping Initiative website to learn about other opportunities that NASA offers for student internships at its facilities around the United States. Internships may be available for autumn, spring, summer, and year-round learning.

About the NYCRI

Summer Research Institute Component - Teams of high school and undergraduate students and faculty work along side graduate students and the principal investigators (lead scientists) of NASA-funded research projects at universities within a 50-mile radius of New York City (NY, NJ and CT); or at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) under the mentorship of a GISS scientist. Summer enrichment experiences include content and research seminars, visits to various research laboratories and informal education institutions, participation in local and national research summits and a final research summit with participants from other government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

University Research Laboratories

Academic Year Component - NYCRI high school and college faculty formulate and implement NASA research based learning units in existing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. NASA, NSF and university partners offer content, research and teacher preparation/enhancement seminars. Informal education seminars are provided by institutions, such as the American Museum of Natural History, Hayden Planetarium, Intrepid Air and Space Museum, Wildlife Conservatory Society (WCS) at the Bronx Zoological Park and Brookhaven National Laboratories and various Science Centers, as well as by NASA Aerospace and other Education Specialists.

Existing NASA, NSF and NYCRI partner university programs provide student and faculty research stipends.

Partnerships include - NASA (lead), NSF, New York City and New York Sate Departments of Education, 10 colleges/universities, and various informal education institutions. Principal Investigator: Dr. Leon Johnson, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, leon.johnson@verizon.net; NASA Education Specialist: Matthew Pearce, matthew.d.pearce@nasa.gov.

Research Summit
2012 NYCRI Research Summit 1 2012 NYCRI Research Summit 2
2012 NYCRI Poster Presentations
Summit 2012 03 Summit 2012 04
2012 NASA/CUNY Research Summit

Linkage to NASA Education criteria for exemplary programs - The NYCRI program meets each of the six exemplary criteria for NASA Education Programs — Customer Focused, NASA Content, Pipeline, Diversity, Evaluation, and Partnerships & Sustainability. This program takes a concrete step in implementing the STEM Pipeline/Pathway concept, by providing research experiences from high school, to undergraduate and graduate fellowships supported by NASA, NSF, and NYCRI partner university NASA PIs; which ultimately will help increase the highly skilled NASA workforce.