GIS with NASA: NASA DEVELOP paid research opportunities

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From: DEVELOP Massachusetts-Boston <>
Date: May 19, 2021 at 12:27:00 PM EDT
Subject: NASA DEVELOP Informational Webinars and Fall Opportunities


Good Afternoon,


I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested. We also are having informational webinars next week, and the information is attached in a flyer as well.


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. Our current term is planned to be fully remote. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. 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 applications to address environmental community concerns.


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

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.


Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at The fall 2021 position application window is now open online until June 25th, with the term starting September 13th and lasting through November 19th. We also have spring and summer opportunities available.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Celeste Gambino


Celeste Gambino
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program
Office: 617-353-2085