ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: FY 01
NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER ORAL HISTORY PROJECT SUMMER INTERN
PROGRAM

OPENS: 02/07/01

CLOSES: 03/07/01

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center announces its 2001 Oral
History Project Summer Intern Program. Established by Center Director in 1996,
the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Oral History Project’s primary goal is to
research and interview individuals who enabled the exciting and challenging
space programs of yesterday and today. This program provides temporary
summer work only and is limited to undergraduate and graduate students.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Opportunities are very limited
  • Positions are full-time
  • Pay ranges from $8.95 to $15.20 per hour, depending on
    experience
    and education

  • Jobs begin as early as mid-May and will last about 10
    weeks

  • Interns are responsible for housing and transportation.

    DESCRIPTION OF JOB: As a Oral History Program Summer Intern, you
    will have
    the unique opportunity to participate in documenting the history
    of the
    U.S. human space exploration. You will be responsible for
    researching
    biographical information on key contributors to NASA’s Mercury,
    Gemini,
    Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle programs. This research
    involves
    accessing published and unpublished (primary and secondary)
    materials
    including written histories, interviews, technical documents, and
    Internet
    sources. Using this research, you will then compile
    professionally
    structured biographical profiles. These profiles include
    relevant
    technical and historical information regarding the subject’s
    career with
    NASA and are used to help prepare our staff of professional
    interviewers in
    conducting each interview. You will gain significant experience
    in
    research, writing and being part of the operations of the Johnson
    Space
    Center and knowledge of this country’s space flight history.
    Additionally,
    throughout the summer period, you will find opportunities to
    experience
    current space program activities, press conferences, and
    interaction with
    other JSC scientific and technical interns.
    For Additional History Program information contact: Bill
    Larsen,
    281.483.4062 or Glen Swanson,

    281.483.6924.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR

    JOB:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Current enrollment in a four-year college or university
  • Completed at least junior year
  • Research experience, and good writing and documentation
    skills

  • Computer experience with MS Word and PowerPoint

    SUPERIOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Current enrollment in graduate degree program pursuing
    history,
    space technology, aerospace studies, or similar degree

  • Excellent verbal and written communications

    BASIS OF SELECTION: Qualified applicants will be selected for
    the program
    by a rating panel

    HOW TO APPLY: To receive full consideration submit your resume
    or a
    completed Optional Application
    for Federal Employment (for OF-612). Clearly mark your
    resume/application
    for the Oral History Project Summer Intern Program. You must
    also provide
    the following:

  • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening phone
    numbers

  • Social Security Number
  • Your college transcript from the 2000 Fall semester, OR
  • Your letter of acceptance admitting you to the 2001 Fall
    semester, OR

  • Your signed certification that you will be attending
    college in the
    Fall 2001 semester.

    If you are claiming veteran preference based on active military
    service,
    you must also include your form
    DD-214.

    INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION

    WHERE TO APPLY: You may apply by leaving your complete
    application package
    in the Employment Office, Building 111, at the Johnson Space
    Center, or by
    mailing to the address below. Applications must be received at
    the Johnson

    Space Center no later than March 7, 2001.

    NASA Johnson Space Center

    Attention: AH2/Student Programs

    2101 NASA Road One

    Houston, TX 77058

    Consideration for employment is given to all qualified and
    eligible
    applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion,
    sexual
    orientation, or national origin. Reasonable accommodation will
    be made for
    qualified applicants or employees with disabilities.

    NASA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
    U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED