The Student Independent Research Intern (SIRI) program is organized to enrich the student's academic program by providing an experiential learning opportunity.
Participation is limited to students from accredited colleges. Students must have a Faculty Sponsor at one of the Participating Colleges who can approve academic credit for the internship. The program is designed for a one-semester experience only.
Students must have a minimum of 3.00 GPA
Students must be over the age of 18, and must be US citizens or Permanent Residents *.
Students must be able to provide 10-15 hours per week regularly for the period of the program (approximately one semester).
Students must be fully aware that the program is competitive, and students who elect to participate in the application process must expect that there may be more applicants than internships available.
Students must be fully aware that several JPL Mentors may view students' personal resumes, and therefore, there is no expectation of confidentiality.
Students must be willing to contact JPL mentors at short notice for interviews. For this purpose, students must have an email account, and be willing to check it daily.
Periodic training sessions are part of the SIRI program.
Students who fail to meet any of these requirements will not be eligible for participation in the SIRI program.