Research Opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program

May 16, 2024

Research Opportunities 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students, recent college graduates, and transitioning/early career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to those who may be interested.

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. For the fall 2024 term, NASA DEVELOP will operate at six 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 determined by education level and working location.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at Applications for the fall 2024 term (September 16th – November 22nd) are due on June 14th, with recommendations due June 28th. A list of planned projects planned 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.

We are hosting virtual “About DEVELOP” webinars on Friday, May 17th from 2–3pm ET and Tuesday, June 4th from 4–5pm ET to provide information about our capacity building program and how potential candidates can apply and participate in the program. Please see the attached flyer for details on joining these events.

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!
Katie Caruso

Katie Caruso (she/her: Why Do Pronouns Matter?)

North Carolina Center Lead

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

NASA DEVELOP National Program