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Nasa JSC Pathways Intern - Student Trainee (Electrical, Computer, Or Software Engineering)

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration Las Cruces , NM 88001

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is in NASA's Pathways Intern Program which provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience.

This job announcement will be considered closed at 11 p.m. Central time on either the date that 200 applications are received or the closing date listed above; which ever occurs first.

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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. You will work under the guidance of and assist engineering

professionals with progressively responsible duties, which are related to your academic studies.

Examples of possible assignments include:

  • 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.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U. S. citizen or national

  • Enrolled/accepted in an accredited educational institution

  • Pursuing a bachelors degree or higher

  • Maintain enrollment at least half time as defined by the institution

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.9 on a 4.0 scale

You must be at least 16 at the time of appointment.

You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

You will be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

Applicants must have an expected graduation date of no earlier than one year from the closing date of this announcement.

Students will be expected to start on January 22, 2019, or August 19, 2019.


Starting GS grade levels are determined by education level:

  • For GS-4: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study (30 semester hours or 45 quarterhours).

  • For GS-5: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours).

  • For GS-6: Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours).

  • For GS-7: Completion of 4 academic years of study (or all the requirements) for a bachelor's degree and accepted into a master's program.

  • For GS-9: Completion of 1 academic year of master's level education or acceptance into a Doctoral program.

  • For GS-11: Completion of 1 year of doctorate level study.


You must be enrolled and pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science. Degrees in engineering technology are not qualifying for this position. Engineering degrees must be from a college or university school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum. To find out if a degree meets this requirement, go to

Education completed outside the US must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional, accredited US education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.

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Nasa JSC Pathways Intern - Student Trainee (Electrical, Computer, Or Software Engineering)

Expired Job

National Aeronautics And Space Administration