NASA DEVELOP National Program

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/early career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to those who may be interested.

  NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local, national, 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 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 conservation, and other applications 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. 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 term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.

We are hosting virtual “About DEVELOP” webinars on Wednesday, February 8th at 3pm ET and Thursday, February9th at 11am ET in an effort to provide information about our capacity building program and how potential candidates can apply and participate in the program. Please see the attached flyer for details on joining these events.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at The summer position application window will be open online from January 16th to February 24th, with the term starting June 5th to August 11th. Please note some DEVELOP locations will allow for in-person opportunities while others will be completely virtual. For virtual locations, all accepted participants must work remotely from within the United States. Details on location status will be posted on our website when the application opens. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Tyler Pantle (he/him)
Center Lead & Fellow | Boston, MA
NASA DEVELOP National Program

Science Systems and Applications, Inc.