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NASA DEVELOP Summer 2017

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for the summer 2017 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 year-long 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 summer online application window is January 9 – February 17.  The summer program dates are June 5 – August 11. 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 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.

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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New Maps Highlight Habitat Corridors in the Tropics

Falmouth, Mass. January 27, 2014 – A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies. Drs. Patrick Jantz, Scott Goetz, and Nadine Laporte describe their findings in an article entitled, “Carbon stock corridors to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics,” available online in the journal Nature Climate Change on January 26. – See more at: http://whrc.org/news/pressroom/PR-2014-JantzGoetzLaporte.html#sthash.goG5hq5I.Lf2JeteU.dpufFig2_NCC

2014 NASA LARSS Program Summer Deadline EXTENDED to February 5, 2014

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 NASA LARSS Program summer session. Recruitment is ongoing for the 10-week summer session with an extended deadline of February 5, 2014. The 10 week period is 6/2 – 8/08/2014 . The URL is http://www.nianet.org/larss. The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA.

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.

Eligibiity Requirements:
• US citizenship
• Full-time student status at an accredited US college or university
• 3.0/4.0 GPA scale
• Rising college junior and above

Female students and under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

****Note: There is a Bridge option through the rising college sophomore level if the student has at least a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA Program experience.****

Internship Stipend for 10 weeks full-time participants:
• $6000 Stipend for graduate students
• $5000 Stipend for rising college juniors and seniors
• $4000 Stipend for Rising freshmen and sophomores

Other Information and Requirements:
• Technical Paper
• Presentation via poster session or oral briefing
• Evaluation
• Lectures and Seminars
• Tours
• Networking Events
Housing and Transportation:
Housing and transportation are the sole responsibility of the student. The staff will be happy to provide options to choose from including a program housing option where students are assigned roommates to a corporate apartment and the rent costs are shared. This arrangement assists in peer networking and transportation.

NASA Summer 2014 Internships for Student Interns with Disabilities

November 1, 2013

To Prospective NASA Student Interns with Disabilities,

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. NASA has a two-percent hiring goal for employment of people with disabilities and internships are a good way to get experience. Students can apply for summer 2014 internships right this very minute! The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 14, 2014, and we will begin extending offers to students as early as Monday, February 3, 2014. We encourage you to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early. Plus, your likelihood of being selected decreases the longer you wait. You can register for an account anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/. However, students will not be able to see Summer 2014 opportunities until November 1. Summer 2014 internships run from early June until early August for college students and from late June until early August for high school students. All student interns get paid. For example, last Summer, at Goddard college students received a stipend of $6000 and high school students $1800. As an intern, you are responsible for your own housing. NASA internships for college and high school students are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions through the OSSI website.

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center DEVELOP Program

Summer  2013 Term Recruitment of Students for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s DEVELOP Program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s DEVELOP program is looking for several interns to assist with Earth Science research projects during Summer 2013 for a 10 week paid internship, working 30-35 hours a week. The summer 2013 term will start on Monday, June 3, 2013 and end on Friday, August 9, 2013.  Students will work with NASA scientists and partner organizations to learn about the use of NASA remote sensing imagery for use in water resources, disaster management, and ecological forecasting applications to address environmental community concerns.

Requirements: U.S. Citizens. 3.0 GPA minimum. High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students with majors/skills in GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Web Programming, Web Development/Design, Database Management, Spatial Statistics, Hydrology, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, and/or Environmental Engineering are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of forest dynamics, fire ecology, satellite image processing, ENVI/IDL, Python, web development, GIS (ArcGIS, qGIS, SAGA) and database management (PostGIS/PostGresql, Geoserver, OpenLayers) are highly desirable.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 4, 2013 (postmarked).  Interested students please feel free to email or call us with questions. Here is the link to the DEVELOP website: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/.  Students need to click on “Apply”, download application, and choose Summer 2013 term at GSFC in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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