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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021 in order to qualify for an interview. All interviews must be completed no later than June 24, 2021.

Overview: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps is part of NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and traces its roots to the former U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. In 1970, NOAA was created to develop a coordinated approach to oceanographic and atmospheric research and subsequent legislation converted the commissioned officer corps to the NOAA Corps. The NOAA Corps today provides a cadre of professionals trained in engineering, earth sciences, oceanography, meteorology, fisheries science, and other related disciplines. Corps officers operate NOAA’s ships, fly aircraft, manage research projects, conduct diving operations, and serve in staff positions throughout NOAA.

Eligibility: Citizenship Requirements: Applicants must be a United States citizen of good moral character. If selected for appointment, an officer candidate must provide official proof of United States citizenship by birth or naturalization.
Educational Requirements: Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree, preferably in a major course of study related to NOAA’s scientific or technical activities. This degree must be awarded from a postsecondary institution accredited by the U. S. Department of Education. Accreditation can be verified at the Department of Education website. Applicants must have completed at least 48 semester (72 quarter) hours in science, math, or engineering course work pertaining to NOAA's missions.

Additional info about the eligibility requirements can be found here. Use the following links to learn about compensation and to apply. E-mail if you have any questions.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): PVCC Internship

Project Dates: Spring - Summer 2021
Location: Virtual
Application Deadline: Positions have been filled.



The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has an opportunity for undergraduate students (and dual enrollment students) to work in a small team (virtually) to develop a training module for use by high school students. The project involves adapting an existing training module, using Raspberry Pi units, to teach undergraduate students to retrieve astronomical data and create images from that data. The interns will work with two mentors: one affiliated with NRAO’s NINE program, and one affiliated with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). Expected results: a training module to be deployed on the NRAO online learning platform, ready for trial by high school students (separate project, June-Aug or Sep-Nov).

Ideal Skills: Experience with Python, Github, and Raspberry Pi

Compensation: Students will work 5 hours per week (anticipated but not confirmed).  Stipend amount will be determined once estimated work hours has been finalized.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Currently enrolled in STEM program at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
2. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
3. Strong academic track record.