Caltech Aerospace Mentorship Program

Summer Fellowship 2023

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Fellowship overview
Sample the extensive resources available at one of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, Caltech, while being mentored by graduate students in aerospace. Summer interns live on campus and receive a stipend to execute a complete research project over 10 weeks in faculty laboratories, and are supported by graduate student-led mentoring and skills development sessions culminating in final oral presentations and written technical reports. Deadline to apply is March 22nd!
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Setting: In-person
  • Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Relevant majors: Aerospace, Physics, Engineering
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Program Goals

  • Inspire students to participate in aerospace-related academic fields
  • Gain experience in research by submitting a technical paper and giving an oral presentation in the department modeled on professional technical meetings
  • Cultivate teamwork and collaboration by working with graduate mentors
  • Learn how to write research proposals for their projects
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills

Planned Activities

  • Lab tours – with explanations on the use and function of equipment
  • Guest speakers – industry & Caltech professors
  • Weekly seminars by Caltech Faculty
  • Informal talks and research group meetings with GALCIT students and faculty
  • Participation in graduate school culture
  • Practicing hands-on basic research
  • Various social and cultural activities, including special field trips

Internship Details

  • Program: Caltech AMP Summer Fellowship 2023
  • Program Duration: Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August
  • Deadline: March 22nd, 2023
  • Department: GALCIT (Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology)
  • Stipend: Participants will receive a total of $7,100 stipend for the 10-week program plus a $2,300 on-campus housing and travel supplement
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About the Institution
Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. The Institute manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet. Caltech also owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories, including the Palomar and W. M. Keck Observatories; and cofounded and comanages LIGO. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.
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