The Mars Society is pleased to announce that there are three volunteer internship opportunities available for the upcoming 2021-22 field season at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah.
Two are student positions which require a minimum month-long commitment on-site, and should be done in collaboration with the student’s academic institution as part of an independent study program.
The first opportunity is designed for biology majors and requires the student to be on-site in December 2021 to do field work for an astrobiology project led by a team of experts in the field from NASA’s Ames Research Center, the Mars Society, and the University of New Mexico. There is a possibility of continuing this project on the UNM campus in January 2022, but that has yet to be confirmed.
The second opportunity, designed for students who are majoring in agriculture and/or agroecology, is more flexible and can be done anytime between September 2021 and February 2022, although earlier is preferred. The student will work on crop selection and management for a mission to Mars using our GreenHab as a model.
The third opportunity is open to students and professionals who have engineering and/or management skills and wish to learn ...