There are 10-week paid research and science communication positions with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, which are open to current students, recent college graduates, and transitioning/early career professionals.
NASA DEVELOP teams support local, national, and international communities through research projects that apply data collected by NASA’s Earth observing satellites to address environmental concerns. NASA DEVELOP operates from twelve offices across the country, which include NASA Centers, regional, and virtual locations. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data in application areas that include water resources, disaster management, and ecological forecasting.
Participant responsibilities include literature review, data processing and analysis, and the production of deliverables such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Although previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge is beneficial, no previous experience in Earth science research is required to apply to NASA DEVELOP. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science, and applicants from a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Participants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level and geographic location.
Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/capacity-building/develop. Applications for the spring 2023 term (January 23rd – March 31st) are due on October 7th, with recommendations due October 21st. A list of projects planned for the spring 2023 term with their associated NASA DEVELOP locations is attached to this email. Please note that some DEVELOP locations allow for in-person opportunities while others are virtual. For virtual locations, all accepted participants must work remotely from within the United States.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions about NASA DEVELOP or the process of applying to the program. Thank you for your time!
|Kathryn Caruso (she/her)
NASA DEVELOP National Program | SSAI
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
(919) 667-5773 (cell)
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