Opportunities for Internships
at US Space Science Laboratories
3 Internships ASI-CAIF in US Space Science Laboratories.
Please check the web site of the Italian Space Agency, ASI, at the following
1 Internship at
Harvard - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Center
is one of the world's premier astrophysics research institutions.
With hundreds of astrophysicists, it is one of the most vibrant and
exciting environments to get involved in world class research. Lots of
researchers with strong experience are actively engaged in research
in the field of our solar system, nearby stars
with planets, star formation, Milky Way structure, nearby galaxies
composition, relativistic jets to the early Universe, dark matter
and dark energy, first galaxies formation.
The Visiting Scientist and Visiting Students Programs of the
Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory attract many national and
international visitors every year.
A 2-month internship at
CfA is available for summer 2017.
An extension to three months may be possible, depending on
funds availability. Financial support may vary with the length
of the visit, but it will be a least 2,000 USD/month, which
is sufficient for lodging and an appropriate style of life.
A reimbursment of 50 % of the flight ticket and
of the entire cost of the health insurance for the whole
permanence on US soil will be provided.
Additional useful information for
visitors is available at
The Training Program may be chosen among the following topics:
- X-ray observations of the relativistic jets in M87 monitoring
- Chandra snapshot survey of radio galaxies in the Third
- Local environment of radio-loud sources.
All the mentioned projects include learning skills on Chandra data
and data analysis procedures, as well as multifrequency imaging techniques to
compare flux maps at different frequencies.
For more information on the internship please contact
Dr. Francesco Massaro
at the University of Torino
Applications are limited to students of "Laurea Magistrale" in Physics and Astrophysics of Italian
Universities, and will be evaluated
on a competitive basis. The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of his/her
academic achievement, average score in the exams, graduation score at "Laurea Triennale",
and his/her suitability for the program, as indicated in the personal statement and CV,
and in the interview. The interviews will be performed on Skype. The interview aims also
at verifying if the student is proficient in English. To be admitted to the interview,
a preselection will be applied on the students' academic achievement.
To apply, please download the
Application Form, complete it in all its parts and send
it by email to
, together with a CV in European format, and a
brief letter with a description of the research interests and the personal motivation
to participate to the program, before February 28th, 2017. At least 1 letter of reference
The successful candidate will be notified of acceptance within Aprile 20th 2017. He/She
will be automatically enrolled to the
University of Pisa Summer School "Summer student
at Fermilab and other US Laboratories" at no cost.