Youth Opportunities

girl checking phoneIf you want to study space or become a scientist, the Solar Week scientists recommend getting involved in internships, space camps and other science related activities. These will let you have fun, increase your space science knowledge and let you make connections that will likely lead to future opportunities!

Here are some opportunities for young people:

Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships

NASA Internships

NASA internships and fellowships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Internships are available from high school to graduate level. Internships provide students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA.

NASA Express

Check out NASA Express for current opportunities. Sign up for NASA Express emails. The NASA EXPRESS message features updates from NASA and STEM associates about workshops, internships, and fellowships; applications for grants or collaborations; promotions for student and educator opportunities; online professional development; and other announcements.  

Youth For Understanding USA

Audience:All Educators and 9-12 Students
Category: Other Opportunities

Youth For Understanding, or YFU, USA, a nonprofit leader in youth exchange programs, is reaching out to educators, parents and students who are excited about learning and intercultural exchange. YFU awards $1.6 million in annual scholarships to U.S. high school students to study abroad. YFU also seeks host families and mentors nationwide for international exchange students arriving in August to attend high schools nationwide. For more on YFU opportunities, visit or call 1-800-TEENAGE. The U.S. Department of State sponsors multiple programs for educational, cultural and professional exchanges across the world and also for American citizens to go abroad. To learn more, visit Join in the fun and make a difference!





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