2 NASA Internships


Opportunity Title: GIS developer/analysts
Opportunity Type: Internship
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) hosts and serves multidisciplinary, multi-dimensional, multi-scale spatiotemporal Earth science data products derived from Earth Observation System (EOS) satellites and from science models. These data are useful for a wide range of GIS research and applications in areas as climate, atmosphere, hydrology, weather, and agriculture. As we have seen an increasing number of GIS users accessing and using our data in various GIS platforms and software packages, we would like to provide this opportunity for this internship to further our efforts in making NASA earth data better used in the GIS communities, through either enhancing our GIS service capability or developing real world applications. The GIS service enhancement mainly involves enabling GES DISC data in ArcGIS services (image and feature servers) and presentation/visualization in ArcGIS portals (portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online). This internship will involve mini GIS projects or use case scenarios by utilizing GES DISC data. The following are some of the applications as an example, but the intern is highly encouraged to propose his/her own project after browsing through the science data parameters from GES DISC: 1) downscaling regional scale precipitation and soil moisture (or other parameters such as temperature) for local applications, 2) crop growth suitability analysis through using such data as solar radiation, temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, 3) natural disaster susceptibility analysis, such as landslide, hurricane, flood, and drought, 4) spatial and temporal analyses of extreme ecoclimatological events or phenomena, such as soil moisture deficiency, dust, air pollution.
The results of the internship should provide enough material for a poster presentation at an AGU conference or similar professional meetings and also for an entry in the GES DISC cookbook/recipe to help other GIS users.
The student should have taken introductory GIS courses and familiar with the ArcGIS software.  Knowledge/proficiency in ArcPy is a plus.
Session and Student Info
Summer 2017

(Note: Freshman-Senior refer to college students, not high school)
College – Sophomore
College – Junior
College – Senior
Academic discipline(s) that interested students should be studying.
Science – Earth Sciences
Science – Environ Sciences
Science – Life Sciences
Science – Physical Science
Science – Physics
Technology – Comp Science
Science – General
Work Site Location
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

8800 Greenbelt Rd
/ : Greenbelt Maryland
20771 2400

& : Bld 32 / S130E
Office Setting
Work Environment:
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