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2018 Summer Internships for Smith College Students

2018 Summer Internships for Smith College Students

Title: SOAREX/TechEdSat

Role(s):  The individual will work with the SOAREX/TechEdSat flight experiment design team.  The work will include helping to design and test various mechatronic devices that will be used in the next set of flight experiments (including balloon payloads).

Skills: Sophomore, junior, senior student with a solid mechanical engineering and electronics background.  Previous hardware experience highly desired (e.g. balloon payload or lab equipment design).  Any machinist or fabrication skills are highly desirable.

Paid/unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Deadline: February 1st

GPA requirement: 3.0

Citizenship: US citizen

Required documentation: Transcript, Letter of reference from professor

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: BioSentinel Comm Intern

Introductory Statement: This position is for an electronics design and development engineer for a wide variety of projects in the Engineering Systems Division of the Engineering Directorate. The incumbent integrates and tests telecommunication subsystems. The work involves analyzing, designing, testing, and conducting performance validation of communication systems encountered in aeronautical and aerospace research and development programs.

Major Duties:

Integration and Test for Telecommunication Equipment for Spacecraft

  • Responsible for integration and test of communication subsystems for cubesatellite project
  • Responsible for developing test procedures and methods to verify and validate that performance of communication subsystems meet the specifications.
  • Responsible for developing requirements, test plans, and test procedures for the ground systems as well, which may include simulation of the whole communication loop.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in at least a B.S. program for electrical or aerospace engineering
  • Knowledge in RF communication systems

Helpful Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience with spacecraft development, integration and test
    • Cubesatellite experience a plus
  • Required documentation: Transcript, resume and cover letter
  • Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Patent Researcher and Patent Writer/ Wearable Technology Literature Review

Roles: This role includes researching wearable technology on the market as well as provisional and non-provisional patents. Student will also learn the patent writing and submission process for new technology. Role also includes researching wearable technology that is currently being used for recreation and medical purposes. Explore resources from United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO)

Skills: Great researching skills, oral and written communication, works well in groups and independently, self-motivated

Likely Background: English, science, engineering, government

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Deadline: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Designer for Wearable Technology

Roles: Role includes designing various wearable technology. Join ongoing disseminated design teams/efforts to assist in drafting and fabricating wearable design solutions for rapid restoration following injury or deconditioning to include 3D printing prototyping training

Skills: Great researching skills, oral and written communication, works well in groups and independently, self-motivated, CAD expertise

Likely Background: engineering, science, physics, biology, physiology, cellular biology, anatomy, pre-med, arts

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Deadline: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Polar Expedition on Physical or Behavioral Performance

Roles: This line of research will include studying the literature of the social behavioral and human performance of coping and living in extreme cold and isolated environments. This line of research will also include the integration of understanding how this can related to living in microgravity environments for long durations space missions

Skills: Summary of literature papers, analysis human test subject data, great researching skills, oral and written communication, works well in groups and independently, self-motivated

Likely Background: Neuroscience, premed, sociology, psychology, biochemistry

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Deadline: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Data Science and Computer Scientist / IT

Roles: Highly capable in creating and implementing a no-cost, user-friendly load access system of files for large photo, research data and video sets to maintain open space/memory for ongoing storage. High competency and creativity in continuing to build out a no-cost website also preferred but not required

Skills: Build databases, data science, computer science

Likely Background: engineering, computer science

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Deadline: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Student Astrobiology on NASA Lava Tube Cave Project

Roles: The student will work with a team of astrobiology scientists studying microbial life in lava tube caves at Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. Role will include using an ATP luminometer to characterize the amount of biological activity present along transects within the caves and in coordination with other types of measurements and sample collection. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a molecule found only in and around living cells, and as such it gives a direct measure of biological concentration and health; we’ll quantify the amount of ATP by measuring the light produced through its reaction with the naturally-occurring firefly enzyme, luciferase, and correlate that with other physical parameters. The student will work at Ames, test and calibrate the luminometer prior to field deployment. Field time at Lava Beds will be ~ 1 week at the beginning of August, 2018.

Likely Background: Biology, Ecology

GPA Requirement: 3.0

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid. All travel and expenses related to the fieldwork will be covered.

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Location: NASA Ames Research Center

Deadline for Applying: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Student Operations Deputy for a NASA Planetary Mission Simulation: Robotic Operations in Lava Tube Caves

Do you have what it takes to join the NASA BRAILLE Team? BRAILLE stands for “Biological Resource Assessment in Low Light Environments” – NASA loves acronyms! – and we are looking for life in lava tube caves using a rover loaded with scientific instruments. In so doing, we are simulating a robotic exploration mission to a planetary lava tube like the ones that have been found on the moon and on Mars.

Role: The student will work with a team of NASA scientists, roboticists, and software developers to conduct mission simulation activities in preparation for and subsequent deployment of the NASA Ames rover, Cave-R, to Valentine Cave at Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. This position is for the role of Student Operations Deputy (StOp-D), supporting the Mission Commander (MCom), who leads our planetary mission simulation in the field. Work will involve learning about concepts of operations (ConOps) for communication as part of a remote team that will direct the rover and its scientific payload inside the cave. The student will participate with the team in readiness testing of the rover and its payload at NASA Ames and mission operations planning and timeline development for the simulation. Next, she/he will work closely with our Mission Commander at the remote Operations Center, which is situated at Lava Beds. Field time at Lava Beds will be ~ 1 week at the beginning of August, 2018.

Skills:  Facility with learning new software a plus (we’ll use mission software, xGDS, designed at NASA Ames), good oral and written communication abilities, ability to keep several balls in the air at once, metaphorically speaking.

Likely Background: Communications, CS, systems engineering, mechanical engineering

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid. All travel and expenses related to the fieldwork will be covered.

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

GPA Requirement: 3.0

Location: NASA Ames Research Center

Deadline for Applying: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Science & Social Communications Intern for a NASA Planetary Mission Simulation in Lava Tube Caves

NASA’s planetary science & technology analog research team, BRAILLE, is looking for a science communicator and outreach coordinator for the summer of 2018. BRAILLE stands for “Biological Resource Assessment in Low Light Environments” (NASA loves acronyms!) – and our team is searching for life in lava tube caves using a rover loaded with scientific instruments and a team of on-the-ground astrobiology scientists. We are also using a remote Mission Control Center complete with NASA mission software to direct the robotic activities and simulate a robotic exploration mission to a planetary lava tube like the ones that have been found on the moon and on Mars. Our field area is the Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. Most of the summer will be spent at NASA Ames; field time at Lava Beds will be ~ 1 week at the beginning of August, 2018.

Roles: The student will interview members of the BRAILLE team, keep a v-log with short, daily entries about her impression of the mission simulation exercises and activities related to the project. She/he will be a rotating curator for Twitter, FB, and Instagram BRAILLE accounts and have the opportunity to post a storyline to multiple web sites. (We have a photographer on the team who will join us at Lava Beds.) Initially, at Ames, there will be some background reading about NASA planetary missions and possible future robotic and human missions to Mars. Deep diving into the activities and purpose of several facets of the BRAILLE project (robotics, science instruments, astrobiology science, and mission simulation) will be required, in order to feel competent to talk about these topics with a general audience. But don’t worry, the team will help you. During the field time, you will serve as a liaison with the National Park Service at Lava Beds, sharing updates about BRAILLE with visitors to the park and working with rangers in the role of “interpreter” (the person who interfaces with the public).

Likely Background: Communications, strong writing ability, able to tell stories using social media, out-going personality, photography

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid. All travel and expenses related to the fieldwork will be covered.

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

GPA Requirement: 3.0

Location: NASA Ames Research Center

Deadline for Applying: February 1

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to internshipswc@gmail.com

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Title: Various Positions with Hope Services (see previous email)

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Title: ReMaterials

ReMaterials is on a mission to provide high quality shelter to families in slums and villages around the world.

Our first product, a modular roof, developed from recycled materials is superior to poor quality and toxic cement and metal sheet roofing.

ReMaterials is the only company in the world solving a global and a serious roofing problem through in-house developed unique materials. Our roofing solution has proven to lower indoor temperatures in summers, provided quiet leak-proof monsoons and made top and bottom of the roofing space usable.

Our upcoming products include a modular house and solar embedded roofing. We are building a world class prototyping lab and have raised more than a million dollars in funding so far.

We conduct several experiments a day in the areas of materials research, product development and machine design. We are looking for engineers in these areas that bring creativity, flexibility and hands-on building approach to the team.

The positions are based in India and we are open to full time, part time and internship applications.

To join us on a journey of a life time, to make real impact in the world, visit: http://re-materials.com/ and contact: hasit@re-materials.com

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Title: Space for Youth and Women, and Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

Roles: The intern will support a start-up non-profit focused on STEAM and society with a particular focus on gender and youth. Current projects on space include the Space for Women initiative with the United Nations and international space actors and agencies, and potential development of a pilot youth outreach program with an international space agency. Broader STEM work includes engagement with three UN Agencies focused on promoting gender and STEM linkages, and collaboration with the Association of Science and Technology Centers on a gender panel. The intern would be expected to undertake research, help design and implement projects, outreach to partners, and develop communications materials related to these projects.

Skills: Research and communication and/or programme design skills. Ability to take initiative, work independently and interact with partners.

Likely Background: Space sector, STEM, STEM education

Major: Space Sector or STEM education or communication

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Internship Duration: Summer 2018

Location: Remote with periodic meet ups in NY if possible

Deadline for Applying: February 1st

Required documentation: Transcript, one letter of reference, resume and cover letter

Please email documents to jennifer.breslin@futuristas.org

 

January 3rd, 2018 · Tags: Internships, Summer Jobs