Marshall Space Flight Center: Careers

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Careers at Marshall

James Webb Space Telescope cryogenic testing at the Marshall Center. The exciting and fulfilling work we do at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center -- consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work in the federal government -- requires teamwork by scientists, engineers, computer programmers, personnel specialists, accountants, writers, maintenance workers and experts in many varied disciplines. Who are we? Learn more on our Faces of Marshall site. And for regular stories about our programs, projects and missions, browse the Marshall Star newsletter, the Focus on Marshall video files, and the Marshall at Work site.

Opportunities at NASA
Review job listings, post a resume or apply for a NASA job online at the NASAJobs Web site. You also may find employment opportunities at one of our contractor organizations.

Students can find opportunities for internships, cooperative programs, and summer employment through the NASAJobs website. For Marshall-specific student program information:

- Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)
Student Volunteer Service Program

Learn more about How to Apply or get helpful tips on Posting Your Resume on NASAJobs. Search Now!

Explore Life in Huntsville, Ala.
An area long prosperous because of its agricultural production, Huntsville’s economy boomed in 1950 when the U.S. Army relocated its missile and rocket programs here. Ten years later, the Army’s space and rocket programs were transferred to the newly born civilian space agency -- NASA -- and the Marshall Space Flight Center was established on July 1, 1960.

A more current snapshot of modern, thriving Huntsville, according to the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce:

- City of Huntsville Population: 176,645
- Madison County Population: 319,510
- Huntsville was ranked one of the Top Five Small Cities of the Future in North and South America for 2011-2012 by FDI Magazine.
- Huntsville was ranked No. 1 among the Top 10 Places to Relocate in 2010 by RelocateAmerica.com.
- Huntsville was cited as The New Federal City in 2010 by GovernmentExecutive.com.
- Huntsville was ranked No. 3 on the 2010 Best-Performing Cities list by the Milken Institute.
- Huntsville was ranked No. 7 among the Most Attractive Metro Areas for Doing Business in 2010 by AreaDevelopment.com.
- Huntsville was ranked No. 8 among the Best Places for Careers and Business in 2010 by Forbes.com.
- Huntsville was ranked No. 19 among cities with the most affordable homes in 2010 by Money Magazine.
- Huntsville was ranked among the Best Places to Raise Your Kids in 2010 by BusinessWeek.

Huntsville -- the Star of Alabama!

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Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Brooke Boen