Company Name: NASA
Title: NASA Develop Internship
Description: “Internship opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP Program 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 to complete rapid research projects in 10 weeks with guidance from NASA and partner science advisors. These projects demonstrate to partner organizations how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resource management, disaster response, ecological forecasting, and other applications.
DEVELOP participants are challenged to think “outside the box,” take initiative, and employ innovative ideas. They gain valuable management and leadership experience, along with experience in delivering results to officials in government, academia, and industry, thereby extending the benefits of NASA science and technology to the public. Ultimately, DEVELOP students are better prepared to handle environmental science challenges that face our society and future generations.”
Minimum Qualifications: General Eligibility Requirements:
•Strong interest in Earth science and remote sensing
•At least 18 years of age by the start of the term for which you are applying
•Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale at current school (or last school for those not presently enrolled)
•Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the DEVELOP location
•U.S. citizenship is required to apply to some DEVELOP locations (refer to the
Apply Page on the website for locations able to accept non-U.S. citizens
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: literature review, data processing and analysis, composing of deliverables including a technical paper, presentation, and project video.
Desired Majors: Geography, Geology
International Students?: Yes at some sites.
Applicants should be able to commit up to 20 hours for our spring and fall terms, and 29 for the summer term.”
Position Type: Paid Internship
Hours per week: 20-29
Salary & Benefits: Both paid and volunteer positions are offered. DEVELOP paid positions are paid on an hourly basis. Rates are based upon your current level of education, applicant classification, and locality. If selected for an interview, you may ask your interviewer for your specific hourly rate, otherwise you can email the National Program Office stating your current education level, applicant classification, and location(s) to which you would apply for rate information.
Application Process: “First read the following: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/pdfs/apps/Guidelines%20for%20Online%20Application_2017.pdf, then apply at: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php”
Application Deadline: Varies depending on Internship semester. See website for specifics.