Software and Computing Systems Part-time Internship

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New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.


Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


The Application Consulting, Development and Engineering Section under the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has immediate, part-time opportunities for undergraduate students to join the Team. The undergraduate student, will join and contribute to a technical team using agile development methodologies in order to write, test, and deploy data intensive applications, and provide supporting documentation and/or procedures for development and operations.


This part-time student will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on IT experience in some of the following ways:

  • Assist with the gathering of business requirements, design, development and testing of applications
  • Assist with the development and support of web and mobile applications
  • Under supervision, perform research and conduct experiments on selected technology-oriented topics.


Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

  • Enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate degreed program studying computer science, software engineering, or related major with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0.
  • Knowledge of the principles of collaborative software engineering and software development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with web development concepts, standards and languages: Python-Django, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Some knowledge as C++, PowerShell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, JSON, R, PHP, Node.js, Java Servlets
  • Understands the principles of relational databases, normalization, and database design
  • Familiarity with concepts of data mining and data visualization
  • Familiarity with Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems
  • Completed coursework with exposure to standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in computer science, information systems or computer engineering
  • Knowledge of GIT and GitHub use and integration

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