NASA Funds Initiative to Develop One Stop Shopping for Students Seeking Agency Internships

WASHINGTON -- Undergraduate and graduate students who want to apply for a NASA internship or fellowship soon will have access to all of
NASA's opportunities at one Web site. NASA has awarded cooperative
agreements to five organizations to help attract students to NASA
opportunities and provide an easily navigable process from start to

The awards will fund a NASA-wide recruitment, application, selection,
placement and career development system to engage students in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, research,
aerospace education, and space exploration.

The objective of the One Stop Shopping Initiative is to provide an
agency-wide integrated system. The goal is a central destination for
NASA science and engineering mentors to announce their internship and
fellowship opportunities. The effort will consolidate announcements
and information currently found on multiple NASA Web sites. The
initiative also will formalize the transition of student participants
in NASA programs into the workforce, including within NASA, the
aerospace industry and academia.

The Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland will partner with NASA for
business management. NASA selected four additional organizations to
implement recruitment, retention and career development strategies
that broaden the diversity of institutions and individuals who apply
for NASA's internships and fellowships. The organizations chosen to
comprise the Broker Facilitator Corps are the Institute for
Broadening Participation of Damariscotta, Maine; the United Negro
College Fund Special Program of Falls Church, Va.; the Hispanic
College Fund Inc. of Washington; and the American Indian Higher
Education Consortium of Alexandria, Va. The total value of all awards
is approximately $9.7 million during a five-year funding period.

This program continues the agency's efforts to develop highly
qualified undergraduate and graduate students who possess skills in
the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines
critical to creating a high technology workforce for NASA and the

For additional information about the award, click on "Selected
Proposals" and look for "One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for NASA
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities: Business Management
Solicitation NNH10ZNE001C or Broker Facilitator Corps Solicitation
NNL09ZB1005C" at:


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:


Source: NASA

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