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Internship

Summer Intern 2024 – Experimental Petrologist

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Jacobs

24d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Houston

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Summer Internship

ScienceHouston

Description

  • 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. 

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university.
  • Completed at least 45 credit hours.
  • Minimum of 2.8 GPA.
  • Coursework in petrology, geochemistry, and/or planetary science. ​
  • Requisition Preferences:
  • ​Bachelor’s degree preferred, but exceptional candidates not yet graduated will be considered.
  • Experience with high-pressure experiments and/or geochemical analysis with EPMA preferred.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Science

Responsibilities

  • Conduct experimental investigations of V isotopic fractionation between liquid metal and silicate melt at high pressures and high temperatures.
  • Investigate the influence of oxygen fugacity on the metal-silicate partitioning of V isotopes.
  • These experiments will be conducted using a piston cylinder apparatus at JSC.
  • The experimental run products will be analyzed for major element composition using an electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) at JSC.
  • The intern will be responsible for conducting the high-pressure experiments and geochemical analyses, as well as processing the compositional data and preparing it for publication.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Houston