Job Overview


About the Agency

The NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. This program follows the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Model, which is a work/study program in which you can gain valuable work experience while completing your degree requirements.

In our program, you will alternate between terms at school and paid employment at JSC. The unique aspect of JSC's IEP is that each work tour, you will rotate into a new functional area. This job will help you gain invaluable work experience in several different areas before graduation.

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This position is part of the NASA Pathways Intern Program which is a formal training program.

You may be required to perform rotational assignments in various organizations. Additionally, this position requires you to work a specific schedule such as one semester at school followed by one semester at NASA.

As a Pathways Intern at JSC, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to our continued work of building a new NASA vehicle to enable human deep space exploration, work on the operation and development of the International Space Station in cooperation with our International Partners, and work with industry to help foster the commercial space sector.

As a Pathways Intern, you will work under the guidance of and assist engineering professionals with progressively responsible duties, which are related to your academic studies. You will perform tasks of a developmental nature in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering. Examples of possible assignments include:

- Provide real-time flight control during International Space Station Missions
- Develop robotics hardware and software that will support missions beyond low-Earth-orbit
- Test materials, propellants, and spacecraft systems
- Work with our International Partners
- Contribute to groundbreaking scientific work related to crew health, safety and performance
- Participate in Human Factors design and development studies

We are seeking students who have a core foundation of logical reasoning, with the ability to learn quickly, pay attention to detail, communicate effectively, and who work well with teams. You will support experienced engineers and will engage in experiences based on your current educational level.