Job Overview

Summary

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity - Ambition - Teamwork - A sense of Daring - and a Probing Mind - That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

The incumbent will participate in the NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

This is an internship position within the Strategic Communication Division (Code VC) at NASA Ames Research Center. The incumbent assists in the coordination and review of Freedom of Information (FOIA) and/or Public Affairs (PA) responses and requests.

The Pathways Intern Employment Program was established in the excepted service and provides for planned, progressive education studies at an accredited institution. Position grade levels will be determined by academic achievement. Students advance to higher grades as education is completed and approved by management. This is not a guarantee of permanent employment.

Duties

As a student trainee within the Strategic Communication Division (Code VC), the incumbent assists in the coordination and review of Freedom of Information (FOIA) and/or Public Affairs (PA) responses and requests. He/she assists the Center's FOIA Officer and the Legal Office on incoming requests that warrant special attention. This includes assisting in conducting record searches and making disclosure determinations. The incumbent ensures compliance with FOIA and PA regulations and policies by providing input to guidance and procedural information related to the agency's FOIA regulations and policies.