The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) provides undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years with professional experience in space life science disciplines. This challenging ten-week summer program is held at NASA's Ames Research Center in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. The primary goal of the program is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers, enabling NASA to meet future research and development challenges in the space life sciences.


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SLSTP 2021 will be virtual! We look forward to hosting another great summer program. We're finalizing the mentor projects and will open applications October/November.

Upcoming webinars! Check this site frequently for information on upcoming webinars where we will present material to help you best prepare your application. Please also subscribe to our mailing list here to receive additional program notifications.

Application is where students apply to the SLSTP program at NASA Ames Research Center. Please read the instructions thoroughly before creating an account/logging in.
  • Application Opens: October/November
  • Application Deadline: late-December
  • Application Review: January
  • Offers Extended: February/March
  • Virtual Internship: June 7 to August 13, 2021
EligibilityAn applicant for the SLSTP program must:
  • be a US citizen*
  • be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.2 or greater)
  • have a minimum age of 18
  • be a junior or senior undergraduate student next Fall
    -- or --
    a senior graduating in 2021 and entering graduate school next Fall.
  • have a passion for space and a desire to study space life science.

Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

*Citizens of US territories Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Marianas are U.S. citizens.

Permanent Resident foreign nationals, Legal Resident Aliens, Work Permit holders, and Illegal Immigrants are not eligible.

Additional Program InformationYou can read more about the SLSTP program here.
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