Job Opportunities

Student Opportunities

  • Learn how to apply for fieldwork funding from National Geographic during this free workshop .
  • Free LabView training and certification course offered to UCLA students, click here.
  • Student programs and internships at JPL: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/internships/
  • NASA’s Planetary Biology program: http://hermes.mbl.edu/education/courses/other_programs/pbi.html
  • 2014 NASA Planetary Science Summer School – NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students for its 26th Annual Planetary Science Summer School, which will be held in three separate sessions in summer 2014 (June 16-20,  July 14-18, and August 11-15) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  During the program and pre-session webinars, student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early mission concept study, prepare a proposal authorization review presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback.  Applications are due April 1, 2014. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals. Further information is available at  http://pscischool.jpl.nasa.gov.
  • 2014 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop – Registration and the application for financial aid for the 2014 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop on ‘Imaging Planets and Disks’ hosted by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) are now available.  The workshop will take place on the Caltech campus July 20 – 25, 2014.  The workshop is intended for graduate students and postdocs, however all interested parties are welcome to attend.  Please visit the workshop website for more information: http://nexsci.caltech.edu/workshop/2014/index.shtml.
  • Registration is open for NASA’s seventh annual RockOn! workshop to be held June 14-19 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.  This workshop, offered in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, engages university and community college students and faculty interested in learning how to develop science payloads for spaceflight.  Registration closes May 2. Workshop participants must be U.S. citizens or have a valid, government-issued green card. For more information and to register online, visit: http://spacegrant.colorado.edu/rockon.
  • PBS NewsHour Request for STEM Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Postdocs – The PBS NewsHour wants to know more about why students who are focusing on basic research have made that decision. Whether it’s an aspect of your research, your mice, your lab, your teammates, your professors, just tell us – and show us – why it matters to you.  Here’s how: (1)  Show us in a six-second Vine and tag @NewsHour (2) Share with us in an Instagram video and tag @NewsHour (3) Upload a short video to YouTube (no more than 1:00) and title it “Hey NewsHour, this is why I chose basic research” (or some other title we can search for in YouTube). The deadline for this project is March 14. If you have any questions, please email Patti Parson at pparson@newshour.org.

Planetary Science Opportunity Resources