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    This position is in the NASA's Pathways Intern Program. The Engineering and Technology Directorate is seeking engineering interns to implement all phases of the product life cycle for flight and ground system hardware. The Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate is seeking engineering interns for the reliability, maintainability, and risk assessment throughout all phases of space systems development and execution of flight and ground system hardware.

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    • As an engineering intern, you will work under the guidance of and assist engineering professionals in progressively responsible engineering duties in one or more of the following disciplines:
    • Electrical - provide end-to-end electrical engineering capabilities, enabling science observations from space, utilizing instruments, sub-orbital platforms, and observatories.
    • Electrical - implement flight and ground electrical/electronic systems in support of programs and projects.
    • Electrical - formulate, develop, and verify electrical/electronic systems, subsystems, and components.
    • Instrument Systems and Technology - full life cycle of flight instrument development providing engineering in the areas of optics, cryogenics and fluids, detector systems, lasers and electro-optics, and microwave instruments.
    • Instrument Technologies - includes optical subsystems, detectors, cryogenic coolers and lasers to complete instruments such as hyper-spectral imagers, high spectral resolution spectrometers, atmospheric sounders, microwave radiometers and LIDAR.
    • Mechanical - develop mechanical and thermal systems capabilities and technology to design, analyze, fabricate, assemble, integrate, verify and validate scientific instruments and support platforms for groundbased, suborbital, and orbital missions.
    • Mechanical - includes materials, structural analysis, mechanical design, thermal, electromechanical, contamination/coatings, manufacturing, and environmental testing and integration for both flight hardware development.
    • Reliability - provide analytical support, for GSFC's interpretation of agency policies, standards, and directives relating to reliability, maintainability, and risk assessment throughout all phases of space systems development and execution.
    • Software - provide engineering of software and information systems throughout all phases (formulation through on-orbit operations) of NASA programs and projects.
    • Software - develop flight, ground, and science data software for spacecraft monitoring, control, on-orbit performance management and operations.
    • Software - develop reusable flight and ground architectures and frameworks to reduce mission cost, decrease development time, minimize customer risk, and increase the scientific value of information products.
    • Systems Engineering - provide end-to-end mission systems engineering and guidance, navigation, and control capabilities and technology development to conceive, design, analyze, implement, verify and validate on-orbit.
    • Systems Engineering - provide mission systems engineering for in-house flight hardware development and oversight for out-of-house developed instruments and missions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546005000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.