The following major(s) are preferred:
• Aeronautical Engineering
• Aerospace Engineering
• Applied Physics
• Astronautical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronics Engineering
• Engineering Physics
• Mechanical Engineering
To be eligible for this position, you must:
• Be a U.S. citizen;
• Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
• Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
• Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
• Have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a 4.0 scale).
The grade level you qualify for is based on education so you must include your academic status (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), number of cumulative hours, projected graduation date, and cumulative GPA.
GS-4 - Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (1 academic year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).
GS-5 - Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (2 academic years is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours).
GS-6 - Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (3 academic years is the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours).
NASA Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with NASA and the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. Successful completion of a standard professional curriculum in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher with major study in engineering (not engineering technology), physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science.
Many NASA positions have specific educational requirements, so we encourage you to provide a complete description of your educational achievements. Qualification requirements depend on the job being filled.
U.S. EDUCATION: Institutions located within the United States that have attained accreditation are listed on the U.S. Department of Education's website. To verify your institution's accreditation, please access this website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx. A complete listing of all institutions, including those located outside of U.S. territories, may be found in Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education, a handbook published annually by the American Council on Education (ACE).
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
PLEASE IDENTIFY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION:
• School name
• Academic major
• Cumulative GPA
• Projected graduation date
• Number of earned credit hours (semesters or quarters)
This is an appointment expected to last for more than 1 year. Interns may work schedules not to exceed 1,040 hours per year (part-time or full-time on an intermittent basis). The supervisor and Intern will agree on a formally-arranged schedule of school and work rotations. A rotation is a defined period of work or school study, usually a semester, a summer, or a quarter in length. Interns must complete 640 hours of work in order to be eligible for conversion to the competitive service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application, including your answers to the NASA-specific questions, to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Candidates may be further evaluated based on preferred areas of study described above.
Veterans' preference applies in the hiring process. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference when you apply. Veteran's preference will only be considered based on what is supported. For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. For more information about Veterans' Preference, please visit this link.
Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or removal after hiring.