The NASA Academy is an intensive summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. The academy's purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Each year, the academy selects high-achieving students in a variety of academic disciplines from U.S. universities across the country.
The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives.
A really great synopsis of the Academy can be found here. Applications just opened on NASA OSSI and can be found by going to the Search Opportunities window and searching for the keyword Academy. The application deadline is February 15th, 2015.
This is a fantastic opportunity. I'd urge every space exploration fan to apply!