Research Positions with NASA DEVELOP

February 2, 2023

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local, national, and international communities address their environmental concerns by utilizing data collected by NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological conservation, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities for participants include literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing 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.

Applicants 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 Applications for the summer 2023 term (June 5th – August 11st) are due on February 24th, with recommendations due March 10th.

We are hosting virtual “About DEVELOP” webinars on February 8th at 3 pm ET and February 9th at 11 am ET with more information about DEVELOP and applying to the program. Please see the attached flyer for details on joining these events.