Paid summer internships are available for students from Montana campuses with the Balloon Outreach, Research, Exploration And Landscape Imaging System (BOREALIS) program at Montana State University - Bozeman and the University of Montana - Missoula.
Student internship opportunities with BOREALIS Montana's High Altitude Balloon Research and Education Program Design, Develop, and Deploy Experiments to Near Space Summer internships are offered at MSU-Bozeman and UM-Missoula for rising sophomore to senior undergraduate college students. Students work in a mission-like team environment where they are encouraged and mentored to design, develop and deploy experiments to the edge of space (100,000 feet). Students receive training and hands-on experience in using upper level wind forecasts for flight track predictions, balloon inflation and launch and the use of tracking systems for recovery of the experimental payloads. Additional opportunities include training in computer programming and modeling of wind forecasts and simulations. For more information about the MSU - BOREALIS program, visit the MSU - BOREALIS website. For more information about the UM - BOREALIS program, visit the UM - BOREALIS website.
The priority deadline for applications is March 1.
Program Dates: End of May to beginning of August (must be able to participate for the entire program).
Eligibility: Participants must: be a full-time registered student (previous two semesters/three quarters) at a Montana campus and must be intending to enroll full time for the fall, be in good academic standing, and have an interest in space science or space engineering.
Awards: Students will receive a stipend of $6,000. In addition, travel expenses will be provided for students from other campuses based on mileage for one round trip.
Application Procedures: A completed MSGC Internship application is required.