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Earth From Space Student Internships at OMSI in Portland, OR

STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OMSI is seeking college interns to develop and present compelling demonstrations using spherical display systems (Science on a Sphere, Magic Planet) that make NASA datasets and research processes accessible to the public.

The demonstrations should frame NASA data to tell interesting stories in a visually engaging setting that demonstrate how NASA satellite data is collected. At OMSI’s main museum location, this programming will be displayed on a Science on a Sphere system, while Magic Planet spherical display systems will be used to provide programs at rural libraries, schools, and other outreach venues.

Interns will work together in groups of two or three.
Internships will begin March 1, 2011 and will be offered quarterly through May 31, 2013

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Extremely organized, detail oriented, and a team player.
· Ability to stay focused and manage time effectively.
· Excellent work ethic and ability to work independently.
· Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML a plus.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
The Earth from Space Intern must be a student at an Oregon university and should be working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with coursework or experience in the sciences, education, marketing, communications or related fields.

INTERN BENEFITS:
· Admission for the intern to the museum, OMNIMAX and Planetarium shows, and submarine tours.
· An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of project.
· The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about NASA.
· Stipends available to eligible participants.

CONTACT:
Students interested in this excellent internship opportunity should contact Nate Lesiuk, Program Developer, OMSI Earth from Space Program at nlesiuk (at) omsi.edu or by phone at 503-239-7817.

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NASA DEVELOP Internships at Langley – Application Deadline February 27, 2009

The DEVELOP Summer 2009 term application deadline has been extened to Friday, February 27, 2009. The Summer term is scheduled to begin at most DEVELOP locations on June 1 and end on August 7, 2009. Term dates for the Ames DEVELOP location are June 8 through August 14 for students enrolled in semester based schools, and June 15 through August 21 for students enrolled in quarter based schools. High school students are scheduled to begin the Summer term on June 22 through August 7.

For more information about the program or to access the online applicaiton system, please visit the DEVELOP website at: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/

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NASA Quest LIMA II Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8 – propsals due Nov 5, 2008

NASA Quest announces the LIMA II Challenge for students in grades 4-8. In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research. Using the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, the first true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent, students must develop a research question and debate the value of studying the chosen feature.

Registration is currently open and educational resources are available online. The challenge begins on Oct. 1, 2008, with a live webcast. Preliminary proposals are due Nov. 5, 2008.

For more information, visit http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima

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USGIF Scholarship Program – Deadline May 17, 2008

USGIF, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest, is reminding students that applications for the 2008 Scholarship Program must be postmarked by May 17 if being mailed. The deadline for all other submissions is Friday, May 30.

The Foundation annually awards scholarships totaling of more than $50,000, to undergraduate and graduate students, including doctoral candidates, studying fields relating to the geospatial tradecraft are encouraged to apply. USGIF also awards scholarships to exceptional high school seniors planning to enter a geospatial- or GIS-related program at the college or university level.

http://www.usgif.org/Education_Scholarships.aspx

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Registration Now Open for NASA Quest LIMA Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8

NASA Quest LIMA Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8

In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica is the first true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent. Using this view of Antarctica, students must develop a research question and debate the value of studying the chosen feature. Registration is currently open and educational resources are available online.

For more information, visit http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima

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NASA Planetary Biology Internship – Application Deadline March 3, 2008

The NASA Planetary Biology Internship Program provides opportunities each year for nine or 10 interns to undertake research at NASA research centers, NASA-sponsored laboratories, and academic institutions. The pursuit of such studies is expected to broaden the base of this new science by encouraging people in many different fields to take part.

Students accepted in the PBI program will be expected to carry out research with a NASA-sponsored investigator for eight weeks, usually during the summer months. Typical programs in which interns may become involved include: global ecology and remote sensing; microbial ecology and bio-mineralization; advanced life support; and origin and early evolution of life.

Applications are due March 3, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/other_programs/pbi.html

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NASA DEVELOP Internship Seeks Applicants for Summer 2008

NASA’s DEVELOP Summer 2008 Internship Program for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Remote Sensing is seeking applicants. This is a paid 10-week internship program located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California that begins June 9, 2008 (for semester system) or June 16 (for quarter system).

DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied Sciences Program that fosters human capital development to extend science research to local communities. Student teams research NASA science capabilities relevant to community concerns, create and complete projects using remote sensing and GIS techniques, and create advanced computer generated visualizations demonstrating research results. The activities are student-led, with mentors from NASA and partner organizations.

A stipend will be provided for selected students. Housing for students coming from outside the area will be provided and is located near the DEVELOP facilities, with accessible public transportation. The Program also covers per diem and other travel costs for fieldwork conducted during the Program.

Applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2008. Telephone interviews will be conducted shortly after applications are received. Students selected for a summer 2007 DEVELOP internship will be notified by March 15, 2007.

For further information on the DEVELOP Internship Program at NASA Ames Research Center, please access the National Program website at:   http://develop.larc.nasa.gov

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