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Ames Team Goals

The goal of the Ames Team Internship and Public Outreach program is to employ the
"Early Habitable Environments"
theme to advance the understanding of astrobiology through "learning outside of classroom" experiences in high-impact venues that include scientists involved in NASA research and missions. We are committed to fostering broad involvement of the science community and to inspiring the next generation of "explorers" through outreach in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.)


As part of our team activities we have annual internship programs to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Each year interview candidates for potential intern opportunities assisting our team members with the three modules of our research.


Group photograph of internship poster presentation event

Follow this link to learn about the APPLICATION PROCESS for 2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS.

Click here to meet our last Summer Interns for 2017!

Astrobiology Internships


Lassen Dark Sky Festival

Each year members of the NAI ARC team provided public presentations at the annual event. Lassen Dark Sky Festival is a four-day long event organized by the Lassen Volcanic National park to observe, celebrate, and preserve the Dark Sky.

This year, Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2017 Join park rangers, astronomers, and planetary geologits in celebrating all that is out of this world during Lassen's Dark Sky Festival

Click on the poster for more information:

Dark Sky Festival Banner link

STEM Summer Camps

The Ames Team is collaborating with the Choctaw Nation's Jones Academy and Chickasaw Nation Aeronautics and Space Academy in Oklahoma to coordinate interactive science seminars, to 6th-12th grade students. These seminars will provide students with the opportunity to interact directly with, and ask questions of, participating NASA scientists.

Click on the logos for more information about our summer camps:

Choctaw EPO

Chickasaw EPO