NASA DEVELOP Program: Paid Internship

It’s that time of year again! The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for the Fall 2015 term. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to yearlong contracts.

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 fall online application deadline is July 3rd.  The fall program dates are September 14 – November 20, 2015. This program has three terms: Spring, Summer, and Fall — the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD; there are many other locations across the United States that you can find on the “About” page.

Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, and composing deliverables including a technical paper, poster, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial and more competitive, 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 15-30 hours per week for the fall term. Paid positions are funded as consultants using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.

 

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