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The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. This is a formal training program consisting of rotational periods of study and work. Participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress and sign a Pathways Agreement.
This Pathways Intern position is for an engineering student trainee in the Rotating and Drive Systems Branch located in the Materials and Structures Division of the Research and Engineering Directorate at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The Branch does both research and engineering to develop rotating system technologies for aeronautics and Space applications. The work includes the development of mechanical and hybrid electro-mechanical rotating component and system technologies that improve power density, efficiency, reliability, and vibro-acoustics.
The Intern may be converted to a Research Mechanical Engineering position with full performance to the GS-13 level.
The individual will be assigned collaborative tasks supporting key research projects in the Rotating and Drive Systems Branch, such as: 1) Development of electric motor technology for use in aerospace propulsion systems. This may include helping design, build, and test room temperature and cryogenic motors. 2) Modeling and test evaluation of rotating mechanical component (e.g. gears, bearings, etc.) performance characteristics and failure modes. 3) Application of smart materials (e.g. piezoelectric and magnetostrictive) and active control techniques to reduce vibration and noise generation in driveline systems. Research will be conducted through a balanced combination of simulation and experimental work.
This position requires you to work a specific schedule such as one semester at school followed by one semester at NASA.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. citizens who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited educational institutions.
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