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Careers at NASA

There are jobs and there are careers. But at NASA, our work is more than just a profession—it’s a lifelong pursuit, a passion—and a chance to change the history of humanity. Together, we stand poised to usher in a bold new era of discovery.   

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Come Explore With Us

We're a diverse team united by a shared purpose. Join our team of engineers, scientists, program managers, and more who share a passion for exploration and a drive for excellence. Learn more about all of the roles available at NASA.

Federal merit system principles indicate that the Federal Government should endeavor to achieve a work force from all segments of society. NASA is committed to ensuring we recruit and hire the most talented and promising individuals, from all backgrounds and all life experiences.  The federal government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society.

Pathways Internship Program

We strategically hire our Pathways Interns based on long-term potential and alignment with NASA’s future workforce needs.

Specializing in multi-semester experiences, the Pathways Internship Program prepares you for a career at NASA and offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation.

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Life at NASA

Your work will expand the realm of what is possible in aeronautics, astronautics, science, and technology. Help us take on exciting and meaningful missions—from landing the next woman and person of color on the Moon to understanding climate change here on our home planet. Learn more about what a career at NASA could look like, including our mission, culture, values and benefits.  

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Where We Work

We don't just work in space.

More than 18,000 professionals work around the country in laboratories and wind tunnels, on airfields and in control rooms and office buildings to answer some of life’s fundamental mysteries: What’s out there in space? How do we get there? And what can we learn that will make life better here on Earth?

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People of NASA

NASA is more than astronauts. We are scientists, engineers, IT specialists, human resource specialists, accountants, writers, photographers, and many other kinds of people working together to break barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible.

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