I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested.
NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve 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 forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.
Responsibilities will include: a literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. 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 spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.
Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The spring 2020 position application window will be open online from now until October 11th, with the term starting January 27th and lasting through April 3rd. We also have summer and fall opportunities available.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program