RHE at BPAS
How to Apply
If you will need a visa in order to travel for the externship, we suggest starting to arrange your externship at least 3 months in advance. All documents should still be submitted to MSFC Headquarters at least 1 month before the start of your externship.
Step 1: Please complete the BPAS Application Form and submit it along with a personal statement and letter of good standing to MSFC Headquarters. Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 215-625-4848.
Step 2: MSFC will contact you after receiving your application documents and, if your application is approved, forward your information to BPAS.
Step 3: BPAS will contact you regarding the scheduling of your externship. Once this is confirmed, you will receive a host facility confirmation directly from BPAS.
Step 4: Apply for a visa if necessary. Students should apply for their visa as soon as they have arranged their time at a host facility. MSFC staff will provide you with a letter of invitation to submit with your visa application.
Step 5: Submit a completed Budget Form to MSFC Headquarters.
Step 6: You will receive an official acceptance letter, a link to our Pre-Externship Survey, and any follow-up materials. You must complete the survey and return any follow-up documents before the start of your externship.
Your stipend will be disbursed after the completion of your externship, following your completion of the Post-Externship Survey and submission of all relevant receipts to MSFC Headquarters.