Solar Summer Intern Program: Application Form

Note: The renewal of the program is under review by the NSF. The continuation of the program is contingent on the renewal. If the program is not renewed, all applicants will be notified in March 2019.

Applications are now open!

The application form can be found at:

Applications are due February 15, 2019, and acceptance notifications will be sent in March 2019.

Every applicant must submit
  • Top two choices for summer projects
  • A copy of their academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, and official transcripts will be required upon admission to the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Two one-paragraph essays: one discussing a challange you have faced and how you overcame it, and another detailing the unique talents and characteristics that you will bring to the program. Tell us about yourself!

Your application will not be considered without the above elements. The CfA's web application system will request the letters of recommendation once you have entered the names of your recommenders. They will be able to upload a pdf file.

Transcripts can be electronically attached to the application, or sent to:
Solar REU Program
ATTN: Sandy Daly
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 58
Cambridge, MA 02138

Questions about the program logistics:
Sandy Daly

Questions about a science program:
Dr. Kathy Reeves


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