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NZ students now eligible for NASA Internships

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New Zealand tertiary students will be offered the chance to participate in NASA’s International Internships Programme, under an agreement between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and NASA.

Through the programme, high-achieving students will have the opportunity to work in NASA’s best and most advanced research facilities, alongside expert mentors.

New Zealand is well-positioned to become a hub for new space activities with a highly-skilled workforce and expertise in physics, energy, engineering and computer science research.

Giving New Zealand’s future innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists opportunities to get a head-start in space-related careers will play a vital role in developing a thriving domestic industry.

It also strengthens New Zealand’s connection with global space networks and raises New Zealand’s profile as a location for space activities.

The Agreement is accompanied by a new scholarship from the New Zealand Space Agency, which sits within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The New Zealand Space Scholarship will be available to up to four successful applicants to cover the cost of participation, airfares, accommodation, and other associated expenses.

The New Zealand Space Agency will accept applications from 10 September and intends to provide NASA with student nominations for the June 2019 internship session.

For more information, visit the New Zealand Space Agency’s website

  • Source: A MBIE release