Job Overview


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.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking students who are self-motivated, organized, have good interpersonal skills, and work well on teams. Office support Pathways Interns assist supervisors and their staff by performing a variety of office support functions. The complexity of the work will be determined by the student's qualifications for the position and the placement of the position within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Code 150) and Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate (Code 300). These positions will be filled on a temporary basis, not to exceed one year.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume with the information outlined below, and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.


Please be sure to review your resume on the Resume Review page once you have transferred to the NASA site. Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.

If you are an individual with a disability and have questions regarding reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager by email at Goddard Space Flight Center offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities including onsite sign language interpreters, readers, and is a participating agency with the Computer Electronics Accommodations Program.

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As a Pathways Intern, your office support duties to assist/support supervisors and staff may include, but are not limited to the following:

-Receives, screens, and determines disposition of incoming phone calls;
-Transmits and receives electronic mail messages;
-Provides general calendar maintenance such as maintaining calendars and recording appointments, or arranging meetings;
-Keeps time and attendance records and coordinates their submission to the payroll office;
-Attends staff meetings and any other meetings deemed necessary by the supervisor, takes notes and informs staff of commitments, and arranges for staff to follow through on implementation;
- Makes necessary arrangements for travel including transportation and hotel reservations and prepares travel orders and vouchers;
-Receives, routes, controls, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail;
-Prepares a variety of weekly and periodic reports;
-Reviews outgoing office correspondence for procedural, grammatical and typographical accuracy, formatting, and proper attachments, or copies/consolidates/coordinates submittals for information;
-Monitors office supply stock levels and office equipment needs and procures, authorizes, controls, and justifies general support services;
-Uses software applications to produce a variety of documents or to draw information;
-Assists in the management of office property such as maintaining files and records, both paper and electronic;
-Conducts periodic inventories and/or disposes of excess property

A qualified typist is required (minimum 40 words per minute).