Program Dates: June 5 - August 11, 2023
Housing is provided to the students free of charge in a dormitory room nearby the CfA. Travel from the student's university or home city to Boston is also provided. The stipend for the summer is $6000 with an additional meal allowance. The student must be available for the entire 10 weeks of the program. Virtual internship options can be arranged if the student is unable to travel to Boston due to family or other reasons. Travel allowances are also provided to students to present their summer research at the Fall AGU meeting or the Winter AAS meeting.
To participate in the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A part-time or full-time undergraduate enrolled in a degree-granting program (associate's or bachelor's) at an accredited college or university either currently or starting in the fall term of 2023
- Cannot graduate with a bachelor's degree before the end of the program (August 11, 2023.) Graduates with an associates's degree are eligible if they are transferring to another degree-granting institution in the fall term of 2023.
- 18 years of age or older
- A US citizen, US national, or US permanent resident (green card holder)
- Cannot be enrolled at Harvard University
The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) is an umbrella organization for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the Harvard College Observatory (HCO). The CfA is arguably the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world. A broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, earth and space sciences is carried out by a highly diversified staff. The CfA is the center of pioneering efforts in the development of orbiting observatories, large ground-based telescopes, the application of computers to astrophysical problems, and the integration of laboratory measurements, theoretical astrophysics, and observations across the electromagnetic spectrum.
Located a short walk away from the main Harvard campus and the famous Harvard Square, CfA is close to restaurants, shopping, and museums. The abundance of public transportation makes travel around the Cambridge and Boston areas a snap.
Intern and mentor funding provided primarily by the National Science Foundation with supplemental funding from NASA and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research.