NASA Guam Space Grant
The UOG NASA Guam Space Grant (NGSG) program, as a part of the University of Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium (HSGC), invites undergraduate students to apply for the NASA Guam Space Grant Internship program to pursue teaching internships or original research projects in the fields relevant to NASA's goals in aeronautics and space research.
The program is geared towards the support and enhancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they pertain to NASA’s programs, including the study of the universe, evolution of life, our island’s connection to space, and the growth of innovations that enhance the general welfare of the community. The program encompasses a broad range of STEM fields, such as geology, biology, oceanography, astronomy, computer science, medicine, and more.
Internship applications must be submitted to Dr. Romina King by December 17, 2021 (11:59 PM ChST, Guam local time)
The NASA Guam Space Grant Undergraduate Internship program may take the path of either a research internship or a teaching internship. Students must select one (1) path.
The program includes:
(1) a one-semester internship at $4,000, extending into a second semester for a total of $8,000 per year, and
(2) a travel and supply budget of $500 per semester (research internships only).
Research interns will work on original research projects in the STEM fields relevant to NASA's goals in aeronautics, earth science, and space research. These areas include engineering, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, oceanography, mathematics, computer science, medicine, education, and other fields.
HSGC UOG awards will be based on the goals of the proposed research training and/or the quality of proposed research/study, appropriateness of proposed research to NASA’s goals, and feasibility of proposed research/study within the planned time frame, and the academic qualifications of the student.
Students must secure a mentor relevant to their field of study prior to submitting an application. If students need help finding a faculty mentor, please contact Dr. Romina King at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching interns will be expected to partner with a STEM University of Guam professor and provide instructional support.
Successful candidates will be designated HSGC Teaching UOG Interns and will:
• Work 160 hours per semester (10 – 15 hours per semester week)
•Provide instructional support that includes, but is not limited to, preparing the classroom, preparing materials, grading assignments, labs, and exams; running laboratory exercises; providing technical support with online resources (e.g. Moodle, Zoom, WebAdvisor, etc.); offering extra help for students; and cleaning and securing the lab or classroom. • Submit mid-semester, end of semester and final progress reports describing their work and accomplishments.
All applicants must be:
*Mentors are faculty at the University of Guam but senior researchers or other qualified personnel at UH or elsewhere are eligible.
Women, under-represented minorities (specifically native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics), and physically challenged students who have interest in space-related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
To apply, download the application form below and complete all the required fields:
Internship applications are due by December 17, 2021 (11:59 PM ChST, Guam local time). The original application material and required documents should be submitted by this deadline to Dr. Romina King via e-mail at email@example.com. Selected applicants will be notified by the HSGC URI Selection Committee.
For any additional questions or concerns with submission, please contact:
Romina King, PhD
Associate Professor of Geography
University of Guam HSS, 2nd Floor, Room 220C UOG Station
Mangilao, GU 96923
NGSG works with a variety of colleges, universities, industry partners, educators, and many other groups and individuals under the Hawai’i Space Grant Consortium (HSGC) umbrella.
A list of our affiliates can be found above under Affiliate Colleges on the HSGC website here.
Our program only accepts applications from U.S. citizens as it is funded through NASA and complies with NASA requirements.
Yes, you must declare a major in a STEM related field in order to apply.