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Summer 2024 Intern – Systems Engineer VIPER - Houston

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29d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship



  • We’re invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It’s our challenge as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
  • At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
  • Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.
  • Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!   
  • We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States. 
  • We are looking for a Summer 2024 Intern – Systems Engineer for NASA JSC’s Project Management and Systems Engineering (EX) Division. This division provides project management and systems engineering for many NASA projects including Artemis Human Landing System, Artemis VIPER science rover, Mars and Lunar mission studies, Mars habitat analog missions, Commercial Crew Program, and the International Space Station. 


  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university
  • Completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Minimum of 2.8 GPA

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Develop early life cycle systems engineering products such as concept of operations, feasibility analysis, and identify major constraints and assumptions
  • Conduct engineering analysis to determine feasibility of proposed mission concepts by analyzing spacecraft trajectories, tabulating consumables (e.g. power, water), and researching constraints (e.g. lighting)
  • Participate in the development of concept mission design and/or analysis for future human spaceflight missions such as Artemis lunar landings and/or Human Mars Missions
  • Participate in the development of a Mars analog habitat that will allow NASA to study various elements of crew interaction during a simulated Human Mars Missions
  • Assist in the development of engineering analysis tools for evaluating mission design concepts for future human exploration of the Moon and Mars such as Artemis lunar landings and/or Human Mars Missions
  • Perform and review system level architecture trade studies and analyses that will influence the overall system design and performance
  • Develop procedures for building and testing a lunar rover to search for water ice on the moon’s south pole
  • Develop plans and technology for the mitigation, control, and management of dust contamination for lunar surface exploration. Work includes studying technologies needed to prevent dust accumulation on surface EVA tools and suits, as well as dust removal and control to prevent dust in the crew cabin volumes
  • Work with team members to identify risks, develop risk statements and responses
  • Work with team members in the development of system requirements
  • If selected, you will:
  • Work in a team environment, and report to project lead or project manager for technical support, task assignment, and processes
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Interact with other NASA and JETS teams and departments
  • Perform job functions based on pre-established guidelines or instructions
  • Here’s what you’ll need:


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Full time

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