Paid Internship Program: NASA DEVELOP

The NASA DEVELOP Program is open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Our projects focus on addressing local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observations. Participants work in teams, with guidance from NASA and partner science advisors, to demonstrate to partner organizations how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds.

Details about the internship and how to apply can be found at http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The summer online application deadline is February 27th.  The summer program dates are June 1 – Aug 7, 2015. Fall and spring internships are also available, and the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD; many other locations across the United States host students and can be viewed on the website.

Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, composing of deliverables including a technical paper, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, are not required for acceptance.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-30 hours per week for the summer term. Paid positions are funded as consultants using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.

Kiersten Newtoff

Center Lead | NASA DEVELOP National Program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | Greenbelt, MD 20770 | (301) 614-6707

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