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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Application ProcessSLSTPapp.com is where students apply to the SLSTP programs at NASA Ames Research Center. Before beginning, please read the instructions (updated Dec. 1, 2016). Then, login or create a new user account.
LogisticsThe 2019 SLSTP application window is closed. The 2020 application window will open in December 2019.
EligibilityAn applicant for a 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 2019 and entering graduate school next Fall.
  • have a passion for space and a desire to study space life science.

Veterans, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

If you are still looking for an opportunity with NASA, you may wish to visit http://intern.nasa.gov.

System Notes
  • This system uses the UTC timezone for deadlines.
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  • If you have any problems using this system, please contact help@SLSTPapp.com immediately.
System Time:
2019-04-20 18:53:50 UTC