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

    The Wallops Flight Facility performs balloon engineering via the Balloon Program Office in conjunction with the Mechanical Systems Branch and the Systems Software Engineering Branch. Collectively these organizations develop balloon vehicle systems and flight and ground data systems for sub-orbital and special orbital Earth and space science missions.

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

    As a Pathways Engineering Intern, you will work under the guidance of, and assist engineering professionals and/or nontechnical personnel in progressively responsible duties which are related to your academic studies. You will perform well-defined tasks of a developmental nature in engineering disciplines .

    We will fill multiple Pathways Engineering Intern positions in various organizations. Assignment of students will be made to following organizations:

    Mechanical Systems Branch - You may perform tasks supporting development of balloon vehicle systems, development and integration of small Space Transportation System payloads, small Expendable Launch Vehicle payloads, suborbital payloads including sounding rockets, balloons (terrestrial and planetary), aircraft, and watercraft.

    Systems Software Engineering Branch – You may perform tasks supporting development of flight and ground data systems for sub-orbital and special orbital Earth and space science missions; participate in teams with flight projects, principal investigators, other organizations to develop integrated hardware and software systems for mission support; and assist in development of test-beds to prove concepts in operational and laboratory environments.

    Balloon Program Office – You may perform tasks supporting the development and analysis of balloon, lighter-than-air (LTA) and other inflatable structures/vehicles.

    If additional opportunities arise, assignments may be made to other organizations.

    For information on the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Wallops Flight Facility, please visit:
    Wallops Flight Facility.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and nationals who are enrolled students or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited educational institutions.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479257300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.