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The Programme

Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as a platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astro material samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

What You Will Do

  • Assist in performing laboratory experiments to alter clay minerals under Mars relevant conditions.
  • Analyze and compare experimentally altered clay minerals with clay minerals found in martian meteorite samples.
  • Analyze and compare experimentally altered clay minerals with naturally altered clay minerals on Earth.
  • Integrate laboratory, field, and modeling studies to better understand the clay mineralogy seen on Mars.
  • Present results of work and science conclusions at the end of the internship.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university.
  • Completed at least 60 credit hours.
  • Minimum of a 2.8 GPA.
  • Previous experience in mineralogy and petrology.
  • Previous experience with analytical techniques and mineral characterization.
Closed a year ago
Closed a year ago
  • Job type:Internships
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  • Locations:

    Texas (United States

  • Closing Date:14th Aug 2019, 6:00 pm


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