Capacity Building

Team leads:  Chantale Damas, James Harrington, Barbara Thompson

The Capacity Building effort focuses on the workforce of tomorrow through educational and skillbuilding programs. This effort includes the CfHA intern program that prioritizes interns from MUREP institutions.  Most of the interns are in the summer program, additionally there are year-round and Pathways internships. 

The second element of this program focuses on development partnerships with Space Grant, EPCSoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), and MSI (Minority-Serving Institutions). Activities include joint symposia, hackathons, and collaborative proposal development. For successful proposals, CfHA supports members to serve as advisors and collaborators. 

Additional activities center around planning and sponsoring community services, such as curriculum materials and training resources.  

We sponsor opportunities through the NASA Postdoctoral Program, and internship information can be found on our Internship page.