Job Overview


About the Agency

The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. This is an internship position as part of a work/study program. The work involves trainee duties at NASA located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), FL. This position is for students that have been accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.

Students may be placed in KSC organizations such as the Ground Processing Directorate, the Information Technology and Communications Services Directorate, the Engineering and Technology Directorate, the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate or the Center Operations Directorate.

The following major(s) are preferred:
Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering,
Aerospace Engineering, Material Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Chemical Engineering

This is an excepted service position.


This position is part of the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) which is a formal training program. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the Program. Participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress. You may be required to perform rotational assignments in various organizations.

The participant will be performing basic to intermediate engineering principles, learning procedures, policies, and requirements within the different engineering fields. May work with 3-D CAD, CAM, or CAE geometry modeling; developing software in the avionics lab; working in the Cryo lab on thermal insulation; performing research in basic engineering materials; performing technical risk assessments; and quality assurance assessments.