+ At least 18 years of age
+ Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the DEVELOP location
+ Strong interest in Earth science and remote sensing
+ U.S. citizenship is required to apply to DEVELOP locations at NASA Centers
In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements stated above, each applicant must meet the additional requirements specific to their applicant classification:
Currently Enrolled Students – Students who are currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited community college, undergraduate or graduate college or university. Open to all majors.
+ Evidence of enrollment at an accredited U.S. school (acceptance letter or current unofficial transcripts)
+ Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (cumulative or most recent)
Recent Graduates – Individuals who have graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. accredited college or university within the past two years.
+ Evidence of successful graduation from a college or university (diploma or transcript showing graduation)
+ Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at last institution of higher learning
+ Eligible within two years after graduation to apply for up to four terms with DEVELOP
Early/Transitioning Career Professionals – Individuals transitioning to a new career field, who are pursuing further experience in the Earth sciences and remote sensing (including transitioning/recently transitioned veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces).
+ At least three years of work experience in a professional environment
+ Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale from last institution of education
+ Eligible within two years after leaving previous career/service to apply for up to four terms with DEVELOP (U.S. Veterans must provide evidence of service and release/discharge - DD Form 214)
Important Information Regarding the Application Process:
+ Applications must be submitted within the set application window.
+ Applications may be started, saved as a draft, and then returned to for completion.
+ For New Candidate Applications, letters of recommendation will be emailed directly by the recommender to the DEVELOP National Program Office. Recommenders will receive an email with instructions once the applicant has submitted their application.
+ Applicants can review their application status by logging onto the online application system and viewing previously submitted applications.
+ Applications that are submitted, but not complete (missing letters of recommendation) may not be considered.
+ Applications will be reviewed by the NPO as well as the centers to which the intern applied.
+ Interviews will occur in person (when possible) or over the phone (if the student is not local).
+ After the selection process is complete, each applicant will receive notification regarding their status.
Spring 2014 Term:
Term Dates: Jan 27 – Apr 4, 2014
Summer 2014 Term:
Application Window: Jan 20 – Feb 28, 2014
*Deadline to submit letters of recommendation is
Mar 14, 2014
Term Dates: Jun 2– Aug 8, 2014
Fall 2014 Term:
Application Window: Jun 9 – Jul 18, 2014
Term Dates: Sep 15 – Nov 21, 2014
+ Before beginning your application, please be sure to read through our Online Application Guidelines
+Provided below is a tentative list of projects to be undertaken during DEVELOP's Summer 2014 Term. *These projects are subject to change.
The DEVELOP application and selection processes are managed on behalf of NASA by contractors. DEVELOP selectees are classified as independent consultants.
International applicants interested in working with the DEVELOP Program must be currently registered at an accredited U.S. school. International applicants are not eligible to apply to NASA Center Locations, however, they are eligible to apply to Regional Locations and Leveraged Academic Locations. There is an exception for the NSSTC (Marshall Space Flight Center) that allows international applicants to apply to that location. Acceptances for international applicants are conditional upon proof of a visa or approved OPT that will allow them to legally work within the U.S. applicants who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to participate in the DEVELOP Program.
Locations International Students can apply to:
+ University of Georgia - Athens, GA
+ International Research Institute for Climate & Society - Palisades, NY
DEVELOP has one international node located at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal. For the DEVELOP Nepal location, applications will be accepted only from those who have been invited to apply by ICIMOD, DEVELOP, or SERVIR representatives. Applicants must currently be living in either Nepal or Bangladesh. U.S. visas are not required.
Do you have questions regarding an internship with DEVELOP? Please refer to the Questions? Section. For answers not available there contact the National Program Office for additional information.