Open & closing dates
10/11/2018 to 10/31/2018
Pay scale & grade
GS 4 – 6
$31,066 to $38,743 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Clarification from the agency
Individuals who are enrolled students or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited institutions
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.
The intern will work in the Icing Branch located in the Propulsion Division of the Research and Engineering Directorate at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC).
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Typical duties of a Pathways Intern in the Icing Branch may include:
• Support senior research engineers in the Branch and will be assigned tasks in the area of aircraft icing
• Develop analytical and experimental methods
• Develop computational methods and computer programs
• Conduct testing and evaluation for the analysis of complex fluid flow for external and internal aerodynamic systems particularly related to ice accretion on airframes or engine components
• With guidance from senior level engineers, perform additional data systems and analysis work and adapts existing methods and approaches to meet the unique requirements of an assignment.
This position requires you to work a specific schedule such as one semester at school followed by one semester at NASA.
Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
Job family (Series)
0899 Engineering And Architecture Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U. S. citizen or national
- Enrolled/accepted in an accredited educational institution
- Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with at least 30 semester hours.
- 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 must meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
- You will be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.
- This appointment will start no earlier than December 2018 and no later than July 2019. You must have at least one calendar year remaining prior to graduation by the start date of your appointment.
- Candidates who indicate an expected completion date less than one calendar year from their available start date will be found ineligible. The answers you provide in the NASA Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to make this determination.
- This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.
QualificationsThe starting GS grade level you qualify for is based on education. You will be considered for the highest grade for which you qualify.
GS-4: Enrolled in a 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 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 bachelor’s degree program and have completed 90 or more semester hours or 135 or more quarter hours of undergraduate education.
To be eligible for this position, you must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major of study in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering at an accredited educational institution.
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 http://www.abet.org.
Interns may be promoted to higher grades based on the amount of education completed and acceptable performance. However, promotions are not guaranteed.
You will be expected to comply with Center Pathway policies located at: https://www.nasa.gov/careers/students-and-recent-graduates
You will serve a trial period for the duration of the Intern appointment.
Interns may be considered for conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completing degree requirements provided they:
- Successfully completed an academic course of study with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a 4.0 scale);
- Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience before completing degree requirements;
- Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which they are converted; and
- Maintain acceptable performance.
Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that NASA will offer conversion. At NASA, term appointments last from one to six years. If an Intern is converted to a term appointment, they may later be converted to a permanent appointment without competing.
The Intern may be converted to a Research Aerospace Engineering position with promotion potential to the GS-13 level.
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and your answers to NASA-specific questions to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Your answers to the NASA-specific questions supplement your resume. Please be sure that your answers and your resume are accurate, as NASA is not authorized to alter them. If the information in your resume differs from your answers to the questions, we will use your answers to the questions to determine your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position.
If you meet the eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications, you will be further evaluated based on the required majors listed under ‘Education.’
Veterans’ preference applies in the hiring process. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans’ preference when you apply. Veteran’s preference will only be granted based on what is supported by the documentation you provide. For more information about Veterans’ Preference, please visit this link.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
NASA’s application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer a short series of NASA-specific questions. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. Nothing further is required until requested by the human resources office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume and your answers to the NASA-specific questions. For example, we will ask you to provide academic transcripts. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, we will ask you to submit proof of veterans’ preference (DD214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus the proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the requested documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw the job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Before you begin the application process, please read this vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. We encourage you to provide a complete description of your educational achievements and include both paid and non-paid work in the experience portion of your resume. If you submit a resume that does not contain the required information, you may lose consideration. Your application must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
To begin the application process, click on the ‘Apply’ link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to 32,000 characters, including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJOBS from another source. Also, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJOBS? document attachment feature.
Once you submit your resume, you will be transferred to a NASA website to complete a short series of questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application process. If you successfully apply, you will receive a confirmation email from NASA. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.
If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mail stop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. Do NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resume requirements are at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.
Agency contact information
NASA’s Resume Operations Center
4200 Rideout Road, Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center,
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If you are found qualified, you may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends up on the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. If you are selected, you will be notified by phone or email with a tentative job offer pending verification that you meet all eligbility and qualification requirements. An official, written firm job offer will only be issued once all requirements have been verified.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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