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Student Trainee (Engineering) - Nasa Pathways Intern Employment Program

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration Edwards Air Force Base , CA 93524

Posted 2 months ago

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

These positions are student trainee engineering positions under Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations in various organizations including Operations Engineering, Mission Information and Test Systems, and Research and Engineering at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC).

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You may be required to perform rotational assignments to various organizations. Additionally, these positions require you to work a specific schedule such as rotating semesters between school and NASA. You may be required to work additional rotations depending on degree completion date.

You will work under the mentorship of an engineering professional in specialties such as Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering.

You will assist engineering professionals in non-routine and progressively responsible duties.

Travel Required

Not required - Travel outside the local commuting area is not required.

Supervisory status


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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 U.S. National

  • Enrolled/accepted in an ABET accredited educational institution

  • Pursuing a degree

  • 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


These internships are beginning in the Spring of 2019 and will continue every Summer until graduation. Initial work rotations will be approximately JANUARY 7, 2019 THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2019. Scheduled work rotations thereafter will be summers only until successful completion of degree program. Selected applicants may need to extend their graduation date. In order to be considered for this internship, applicants must be available to work and meet all program eligibility requirements for the entire rotation period stated in this announcement.

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

  • You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

  • You must be at least 16 years old at the time of appointment.

  • You must meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Positions will be filled at the GS-4, GS-5, GS-6, GS-7 or GS-9 level only.

Candidates must meet the following education requirements to qualify:

GS-4: Enrolled in a certificate program, associate's or bachelor's degree program and have completed at least 30 semester hours or at least 45 quarter hours of undergraduate education.

GS-5: Enrolled in a certificate program or bachelor's degree program and have completed at least 60 semester hours or at least 90 quarter hours of undergraduate education.

GS-6: Enrolled in a certificate program or a bachelor's degree program and have completed 90 or more semester hours or 135 or more quarter hours of undergraduate education.

GS-7: Accepted into a master's or juris doctor program OR in the first year of a master's or juris doctor program.

GS-9: Complete 1 academic year of a master's or juris doctor program.

  • Students currently in an undergraduate degree program, degree completion date MUST be December 2020 or later to be eligible.

  • Students currently in a graduate degree program, degree completion date MUST be May 2020 or later to be eligible.


You must be pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science at an institution accredited by the Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to

Degrees in engineering technology are NOT qualifying for this position.

Engineering degrees must be from a college or university 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

The following majors are preferred: Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Physics

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Student Trainee (Engineering) - Nasa Pathways Intern Employment Program

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration