2022 INS Interns- #0002225

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

JWST has launched! Share in the thrill of space exploration and join our team! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has openings for paid Interns in our Instruments Division. This is a great opportunity to build practical experience in data analysis and software development for applications in support of space astronomy missions.

As an INS Intern, you will work with an instrument team in developing software tools and performing analyses to support our flagship missions: the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Interns may work up to 20 hours per week, and are available from six months to up to 1 year.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Baltimore-area undergraduate students who are dedicated, hardworking, eager to learn, and can work with minimum supervision. The opportunity may be ideal for you if you are seeking “outside of the classroom” experiences to further grow professionally in a team setting, if you want to participate in forefront science and have a keen interest in astronomy, and if you want to work in an environment that respects and relies upon the diversity of its staff.

This opportunity is geared to majors in computer science, data science, aerospace engineering, physics, or astronomy (or related fields) with an interest in pursuing careers in scientific data analysis. It may build experience in astronomical instrumentation, statistical analysis, scientific programming (especially in python), machine learning methodologies, and utilizing cloud computing services. Previous experience in these areas is desired, but not required.

You are invited to apply

Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2022. You will need to submit a resume and a cover letter describing your interest, relevant skills, and your availability.

Please ONLY submit application thru this link:  https://stsci.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/65039

The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. It is expected that at the start of 2022, STScI staff will be working both in the office and from home in a hybrid work environment. However, this may change in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The safety of our staff and community is our top priority. Employees are required to be reside in the local area in case on-site presence is required..

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at [email protected]. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2020 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.


Included Benefits: 

STScI will ship a computer to your home and provide virtual on-boarding. 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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