Saturday, July 20, 2019

Internship Opportunity: NASA's Psyche Inspired Initiative for Students

Would you like to participate in an internship connected to NASA space missions?  The NASA Psyche Internship is a perfect opportunity for you! 

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit it, lead by Arizona State University.  This mission will take a spacecraft to a previously unexplored type of world composed entirely of metal.

What is NASA's Psyche Inspired Initiative?

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduates together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public through artistic and creative works. Full-time, enrolled undergraduate students from the universities and community colleges in the United States and its territories can apply to become part of this year’s cohort of creative interns.

Me, Really?  But I Don't Have The Academic Background....

Do you enjoy doing creative things?  Then yes - you!  NASA Psyche Inspired interns come from a variety of backgrounds and majors - you don't need to be an art or a science major.  Last year, a Phoenix College student applied to this competitive internship and became a member of the Psyche Inspired cohort (Iron class).  To learn more about last year's team of interns, click here.


Did you notice the artwork at the top of this post?  It was created by Brenton Chase, last year's Psyche Inspired intern from Phoenix College.

What are the benefits of being a Psyche Inspired intern?

Psyche Inspired interns will be supplied with a stipend of $250 per intern to purchase materials needed to create their works (art supplies, computer software, crafting materials, etc.)
Psyche Inspired interns will have their work highlighted on the official Psyche mission website, blog, and/or social media accounts at least once per project.
Psyche Inspired interns will have their work exhibited in an online showcase with distributed campus participation in late spring 2020.
Psyche Inspired interns will have their work showcased in a printed coffee table book and receive a copy of the book.
Psyche Inspired interns will have their work archived in an online portfolio.
Psyche Inspired interns may have their work presented and highlighted in Psyche presentations and exhibited at conferences, libraries, Psyche partner universities, NASA Centers, and at public events.

To learn more about Psyche Inspired and this opportunity, visit:

Deadline to apply: 
August 9, 2019 at 1 pm
Contact: Nichole Spencer, Robin Cotter, Frank Marfai

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