Overall Instructions


Deadline for Completed Applications: March 1, 2017 17-00-00 EST.

Please Read Each Page's Instructions.


Please read the following before beginning:

  • You can complete your application during multiple sessions and in any order that you choose.
  • You are free to edit your application up until 5:00 PM ET (21:00 UTC) of the due date.
  • We do not accept late applications.
  • We do not accept paper applications.
  • If you are selected, you may be asked to submit an official transcript via postal mail.
  • Providing misleading or false information on your application is grounds for disqualification and/or dismissal from all programs.


We ask for the contact information we need in the application itself. By leaving your identification information in the files you upload, you are exposing yourself to an unnecessary security risk. It is your responsibility to protect yourself by removing this information before a file is uploaded.
Using the Site

Creating an Account

From the homepage, click the New User button.

  1. Enter your name
  2. Enter your e-mail address
  3. Enter a password
  4. Click Submit. Your account has been created. You can now login and complete the application.
Note: We will use your email address as our primary means of communicating with you. Please make sure your email filters will allow you to receive email from help@MARTIapp.com.

Logging Out

After you login, your application will appear as you left it during your last session.

Logging Out

Always save your work (click "Save"), before you log out.


On the left side of the screen, there is a list of application sections. The various program selection committees will only consider applications in which all sections are complete. Make sure you save (click "Save") before going to a different section.

Before You Begin

Familiarize yourself with the entire application system and the programs offered before you begin.

Save Often!

After completing a section, select the "Save" button to save the data on that page.

Text-Box Entries

For text-box entries, you may key-in text or cut and paste from a word processor. If you are cutting and pasting, make sure that your entry reads correctly after you click the "Save" button. Many word processors support non-standard characters (such as bullets and smart quotes) that do not translate into ASCII text. While our system will catch most of these, you should always double check your results.

Final Submission

You are free to edit, submit, and retract your application up until 5:00 PM (EST) of the due date. At that time, your application will be automatically submitted, complete or not, and your account will be locked.

Applying to Multiple Programs You may apply to multiple MARTI programs in different NASA centers by submitting one application. However, note that:
  • Each program and center have a distinct purpose and focus. Read the descriptions carefully to find the research opportunities in your areas of interest.
  • If you apply to multiple opportunities, you must prioritize the center and explain why you are a good fit. A well-thought out answer to the questions of each opportunity shows that you have real interest in working at the center.
  • You will not receive multiple offers from multiple centers. If you are selected as an intern, you will only receive an offer from a single NASA MARTI program.
  • Applying to all of the opportunities is highly discouraged. It is unlikely that you are a good fit to all the centers. It shows that you have not thought about your goal and interests and will diminish your chance of being selected.
Application Guidelines
  • Statement of Purpose – Be sure to write a good essay. It is important input for mentors who evaluate your application.
  • Letters of Reference – Applicants are responsible for asking and following up with references to make sure that they send in their letters on time. MARTIapp.com will generate an automated reference request upon your request, but does not automatically send follow up requests.
What happens after the application deadline? After the deadline
  • Mentors will enter MARTIapp.com to review applicants.
  • Program Managers will review and discuss with mentors the selection of candidates.
  • Successful applicants will be notified early March of their selection.

Thank you for your interest.

Application available at: http://www.MARTIapp.com.