This post is to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program. These opportunities are open to current students, recent college graduates, and transitioning/early career professionals. Please pass this information and the attached flyer along to your students and anyone else who may be interested.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth-observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven locations across the country at NASA centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in applied Earth science and practical applications of remote sensing and GIS. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other application areas to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities will include literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video or StoryMap. While beneficial, previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge is not required for consideration. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for anyone interested in Earth science and we encourage anyone in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply as well.

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week between Monday and Friday during the term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level and participant location.

Additional details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at The summer term application window is open online from January 18th to February 26th. The summer term begins on June 7th and ends on August 13th. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the DEVELOP summer 2021 term will be conducted virtually. All accepted participants must work remotely from within the United States.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.