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Student Employment Opportunities at JSC
October 15, 2014


  • One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection, and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in multiple disciplines are available.    
  • The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) Summer Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, veterinary, or medical students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research. 
  • The NASA Pathways Co-op Programs consist of three components: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.   
  • NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research, and public outreach efforts. 
  • The overall goal of the NSBRI Mentored Research Program in Space Life Sciences held at Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to develop a cadre of scientists capable of performing the work necessary to solve the most critical problems in space life sciences that limit long duration space flight. In addition, students will gain the specific training in either nutritional and/or exercise physiology countermeasures against these major biological problems.   
  • NASA’s Human Research Program has collaborated with the University of Houston’s College of Education to offer a doctoral track in the space life sciences. The track features courses focusing on space physiology and research using ground-based spaceflight models, and students learn first-hand about specific space life science topics from scientists who are conducting state-of-the-art research with NASA.  
  • The Aerospace Medicine Clerkship is a 4 week opportunity that is offered on a semi-annual basis during the months of April and October at the Johnson Space Center.  The clerkship involves formal  lectures on space medicine topics and issues, as well as familiarization with the medical aspects of International Space Station operations, design and function. Clerkship participants are required to complete a research project and paper in a current focus area of space medicine, which will be presented both orally and written to the JSC Space and Clinical Operations Community. Download the Aerospace Medicine Clerkship clerkship MSWord form.  
  • The Aerospace Medicine Research Rotation is a 4 week opportunity that is offered on a monthly basis.  The rotation involves participation in a research project in a current focus area of The Exploration Medical Capability Element under the supervision of a physician mentor. At the conclusion of the rotation, the research project will be presented both orally and in written format to the Johnson Space Center’s Human Health and Performance community. Eligibility Requirements Interested persons must be medical students or residents, graduate level nursing students, or graduate students in other related fields with an interest in Aerospace Medicine.  This rotation is currently on hold until further notice. Download the Aerospace Medicine Research Rotation MSWord form
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