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CCPS high school students can apply for NASA internships

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students who are 16 and older can apply for internships with NASA. The NASA internship program is open to teens to explore career pathways while working with some of the top minds in science, engineering, financial, information technology and business.

The intern program allows students to engage in real-world experiences while working at a NASA facility. Some internships pay a weekly stipend, others are salaried positions. Students should apply for up to 15 positions of interest that are open to high school students. “This is a great opportunity for students to benefit from and while getting paid,” Trena Ferrell, NASA’s Earth Science Division Education and Public Outreach lead, said.

The NASA Internship program offers hands-on, project-based experiences related to a student’s academic interests. Interns can be volunteers or may earn a stipend for participation and will work with mentors on tasks. Students interested in the internship program should find openings at

“The internship opportunities available through NASA provide an opportunity for our students to connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world,” Rebecca Pearson, CCPS director of career and technical education (CTE), said. “Specific concepts in engineering, computer science, biological science, business, and communications are offered at various locations in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. It is a great way to explore a specific career, meet professionals in that career, and learn a ton, all while getting paid.”

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About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).