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Post-Secondary Student

An appointment in the competitive service that provides students with opportunities to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience.


To be eligible for a Post-Secondary Student appointment, you must:

  • Be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an institution of higher education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. Sec 1001(a))
  • Be pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree on at least part-time basis as determined by the academic institution
  • Be able to complete at least 640 hours of work prior to completing your degree requirements
  • Meet the minimum qualification standards specified on the vacancy announcement (Be sure to read each announcement in its entirety to understand specific qualification requirements.)

Open Positions

Information on open vacancies will be listed on this webpage as positions are identified.

Our next vacancy announcement will be open March 20-April 5th, 2024. Click here to view all of our current vacancies.

Post-Secondary Student Hiring Authority Points of Contact

Hiring Paths for Students

If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs.

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A group of students pose with astronaut Johnny Kim who is wearing a spacesuit. The group stands in front of a pool.
Astronaut Johnny Kim poses with NASA interns at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.