Contract Technical Management Support Part-Time Internship

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Job ID: 11147



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.


Will be an Academic Part-Time Undergraduate Student (APX) in the Autonomous Systems Division.  Will be provided with hands-on work experience in managing technical contracts within power and avionics areas as well as project data and record configuration and information management. Will be responsible for tracking formal and informal actions and reviewing and marking documentations in order to meet the division’s strategic and tactical goals in regards to contract management. As part of this function you will utilize cots and JPL custom built software products and best business practices. You will perform tasks such as gathering requirements, writing/reviewing statement of work, updating and tracking delivery schedules, audit configuration items to verify conformance to specifications, drawings and interface control documents, and other contractual requirements, status reporting, and creating and tracking actions in JIRA.


  • Must be currently enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Must be available to work 20 hours per week
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks with general supervision
  • Must have a Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0



  • Previous experience with JIRA, Alfresco, Siemens Teamcenter, DOORS, and MS Project
  • Familiarity with ITAR and EAR regulations
  • Familiarity with information and record management

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