Exploring Careers @ NASA: Student Resource Page

NASA Occupations

Browse a list of varied job categories available at NASA.
› Occupational Groupings

Fields of Study

Use this list of suggested classes and degrees as you plan for the type of position you may want at NASA.
› Fields of Study

Exploration Careers - DIY Podcast

Two people dressed in spacesuits work in the desertCreate a multimedia project presenting NASA experts as they explain their career paths.
› DIY Podcast Website

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Steps to a NASA Career for Students

Many exciting opportunities are available for students interested in working for NASA. Internships, fellowships, co-op positions, contests and competitions are great ways to learn what the agency is about. See how students are interacting with NASA and how you can be a part of its future.

Whether you are in high school or college, the modules on this page lead to steps you can take now that may help land the job you want at NASA. 

  • Read NASA Occupations to find out about careers that interest you.
  • Plan your college courses. Review the Fields of Study to see what classes you need for a particular job.
  • Take a peek at NASA’s Centers and Facilities to see what kind of work is done at each center.
  • Participate! Using the Current Opportunities page, find ways to get involved with NASA.
  • Read profiles of interns and employees for inspiration.
  • If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, go to NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative site to apply for internships, fellowships and scholarships.

Intern Stories

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Check for the newest Current Opportunities each week. Apply now for internships, fellowships, and research opportunities, or to participate in competitions, webinars and more!
› Current Opportunities

EXPRESS Email Sign-up

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› Subscribe to EXPRESS

NASA Students on Facebook

A graphic showing a group of students outlined in front of Earth with the words NASA Students at the bottom Follow "NASA Students" for high school and college students. Updates featuring competitions, internships and more are posted daily.
› NASA Student Facebook Page

Pathways Programs

A jet, the International Space Station and a moon NASA Pathways Programs provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment.
› Pathways Programs at NASA

Online Student Application

Logo for NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative LaunchPad Access and apply for NASA internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities through a single application.
› NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative Website

Page Last Updated: February 20th, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild