NASA Internships: Opportunities in Journalism Overview
Wednesday 06/03/2020
4:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Graduating High School Seniors, Undergraduate, & Graduate Students

NASA is going back to the moon in 2024 and WE NEED YOU!  Find out how you can be a part of this exciting time in human history. 

NASA invites students working towards degrees in journalism, communications, media relations, science writing, convergence journalism, or broadcast journalism to participate in our science storytelling program. You’ll gain on-the-job experience as you work with a leading team of writers and multimedia producers to create and share content from NASA’s most exciting science missions: mind-bending results from the Hubble Space Telescope; new views of our surprisingly dynamic moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; stories of our changing planet from NASA’s remote sensing satellites, and breaking news from the surface of the Sun. Our internships are designed to give students broad exposure to many moving parts of our busy newsroom. Students wishing to explore the intersection between print, broadcast journalism and social media are encouraged to apply. 

Selected Interns will collaborate on sophisticated communications campaigns as they create web features, newsletter articles, press conferences, videos, media interviews, social media posts, video streams, satellite media tours and video news releases.

Key attributes we look for in our interns: boundless curiosity, creative spirit, and a passion for sharing engaging stories with diverse audiences. Students with experience or an interest in science will find the internship particularly rewarding. Some of our most successful candidates have been scientists with flair for communications, or gifted communicators with special interest in science.


Dr. Vemitra White, a native of Crawford, Mississippi, graduated with her Ph.D. in 2016 from Mississippi State University in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development. She is currently a STEM Education Specialist for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Stennis Space Center in Alabama and Mississippi respectively. Also, Vemitra is an Assistant Professor for the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. She is very passionate about helping students matriculate through the STEM pipeline and enjoys developing programs that help students build their self-efficacy in STEM. Her areas of specialization are: teacher and student professional development, engineering education, project management, K-12 and university collaborator, workforce readiness, and STEM engagement/preparation. Vemitra is a member of the Columbus Lowndes County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the recent award recipient of the 2019 Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award , the 2019 Bagley College of Engineering Service Award, and a newly elected executive committee member of the Pre-College Engineering Education Division, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Women's Basketball Collegiate Association, and Mississippi Educators Association. Her active participation in these organizations reveals her passion in helping others succeed. Vemitra is also a former collegiate basketball player where she played 2 years of women’s basketball at Bevill State Community College in Fayette AL and her last 2 years at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton GA. She was a 4 year Academic All American.