Jacobs Orbital Debris Optical Measurement Intern in Houston, Texas

Orbital Debris Optical Measurement Intern


Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for an Orbital Debris Optical Measurement Intern.

This is a temporary Intern position for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Orbital Debris Optical Measurement Intern will:

  • Test OMC software updates

  • Provide technical feedback on the software

  • Begin acquiring calibration data with targets of known size and materials

  • Perform updates to the spectral database with measured data and identify variations in specific materials

  • Perform other duties as required



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university and pursuing a Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy degree

  • Completed at least 60 credit hours

  • Minimum of a 2.8 GPA

  • Experience with telescopic data acquisition and data reduction

  • Experience with Labview and Matlab

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Much, much more!

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. (100%)

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting for extended periods. (80%) May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs of equipment. Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.) (100%)


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required. (100%)

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. (100%)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Travel No

Req ID: AS0001RR