Job Overview


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The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience.


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As similar vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

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

The Goddard Space Flight Center Pathways Intern Program uses a cooperative education model, which is a work/study program in which you can gain valuable work experience that relates to your chosen field of study while completing your degree requirements.

In our program, you will be offered one of two types of school/work schedules, depending on the need of the hiring organization. The traditional cooperative education model consists of alternating between terms at school and a paid, full-time Pathways intern position. The non-traditional model combines work and school on a year round basis.

We will fill multiple Pathways Technician Intern positions in various organizations. NASA Technicians are the people who build the instruments and satellites to study Earth, the solar system, and beyond for the benefit of all.

As similar vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made. If additional opportunities arise, assignments may be made to other organizations.

We are seeking students who have a core foundation of critical thinking, are self-motivated, and who work well with teams.

As a Pathways Technician Intern, you will work under the guidance of, and assist technicians, engineers, and nontechnical personnel in progressively responsible duties which are related to your academic studies based on your current educational level. You will perform well-defined tasks of a developmental nature in technician disciplines, including hands-on opportunities in the following areas:

Electromechancial System Branch (Code 544):
Design, testing and characterization of control systems as well as electronic circuits used in control electronics, simulators and load boxes for electromechanical systems. Maintain calibrations for electronics test equipments. Design and fabricate and test electronics ground system equipments and electrical harnesses for testing flight systems. Support flight electromechanical system testing and characterization.

Thermal Engineering Branch (Code 545):
Design and fabrication of test fixtures and test beds for the hardware tests. Design and installation of instrumentation and data collection systems. Maintain calibrations for electronic and mechanical equipment. Design and fabricate ground test and flight electrical harnesses and fixtures for testing flight equipment. Integrate and maintain ground support equipment. Monitor and repair test equipment as needed. Install thermal control hardware on spacecraft and instruments.

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