NASA History Program, Office and Archives Internship-Summer 2017

Approximate Date of Posting: March 3, 2017

Position: Archives (2)

Location: Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Huntsville, Alabama OR Head Quarters in Washington, D.C.

Company/Organization  NASA

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time

Time Frame:  Varies

There are 3 internship periods: fall, spring, and summer. Interns typically work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks for the fall and spring terms. For the summer, we like interns to work at least 30 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.

Compensation Unpaid

Source: Nasa’s One Stop Shopping Initiative Or NASA History Program Office  OR


The History Program Office preserves NASA’s documentary record, stimulates the study of aerospace history, and communicates historical information within NASA and with the public. Student interns assist the History Program by managing our social media accounts; writing features for our website; reviewing the historical manuscripts that we produce; researching historical questions, and performing assorted other support tasks.

            Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office products, familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram) a plus.

Comments:     The primary criteria for this internship is writing skills and the ability to work well with a small team. Application and selection details are found at:

To apply, you must submit:

  • Your resume
  • A writing sample (a recent research paper, for example)
  • Names and contact information for 2 references (at least one of them must be on the faculty or staff of your current college)
  • A cover letter that explains why you are interested, when you will be available for work, and how/when we can best reach you for a phone interview.

Email all of these items to Dr. Bill Barry at


The intern will assist the MSFC History office by assisting with the collection and archiving of oral histories, processing archival materials, developing historical content for web, podcasts, and social media, as well as researching historical topics related to Marshall Center history. Throughout the term, the intern will engage with the relevant professional literature as applicable to assigned duties.

The expected outcome is a digital portfolio of completed products and a final report or poster presentation.

Student must posses basic understanding of archival arrangement, digitization equipment/software, and historical methodologies.


Deadline: Unspecified/varies


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