WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Office of Education has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to support the agency's education internship programs.
The award's value is estimated at $3 million and $10 million per year, depending on options. The period of performance will not exceed five years.
The agreement covers NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) and the Space Grant Program, which provide internship opportunities to qualified STEM students and educators.
This agreement may include support to the National Science Foundation, which implements other internship programs throughout the federal government, as outlined in the president's budget request for fiscal year 2014.
USRA is a recognized leader in administering educational opportunities for students and teachers that lead to employment with NASA and the broader aerospace industry requiring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) expertise.
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