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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI in Tullahoma, Tennessee provides undergraduate students with research experiences. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. At the end of their appointment, interns summarize their research in individual final reports and discuss their findings in short presentations. Some travel may be required.  Additional educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion.  Due to COVID-19 developments, the program is subject to change.



9 Week Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

Position Type:  Temporary, Part-time (75%)

Salary: Total of $4,050 stipend ($15.00/hr x 30 hrs/wk x 9 wks)

Location: UTSI campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Starts On: June 7, 2021

Ends On: August 6, 2021

Travel: Some travel to other facilities may be required.


REQUIREMENTS: These internships are open to undergraduate students who are majoring in physics, chemistry, material science, computer science, mathematics, all branches of engineering, and related fields.  Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. Depending upon the fund source, U.S. citizenship may be a requirement.  Candidates must have an interest in attending graduate school at UTSI. Candidates should also have enthusiasm for research, a desire to learn, and the ability to work well with others.


HOUSING INFORMATION: A limited amount of on-campus housing is available for summer research interns. Rooms in the dormitory, adjacent to beautiful Woods Reservoir, can be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sharing of a room with a room-mate may be required. The cost of the dorm room is not included in the stipend for the internship and must be paid out-of-pocket by the intern.  Pending COVID-19 developments, availability of rooms could be affected.


HOW TO APPLY:  Click here for application requirements.

For best consideration, applications for the internship should be submitted by March 5, 2021. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if all slots have not been filled.


Applicants may be interviewed. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31, 2021.

INQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO: UTSI Human Resources, Equity & Diversity, and Institutional Compliance, Email: – Ph: 931-393-7226 –


The University of Tennessee Space Institute is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.