Outwardly, the transition from school to work seems clear-cut. But in fact, your career is well underway before you leave campus—and at JPL, your learning never ends. Here are some of the opportunities for both students and new grads you’ll find along the way.

Being an Intern at JPL puts you right in the action, working alongside the scientists and engineers who’ve helped make JPL the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Internships at JPL provide a strong pathway to a career with JPL and NASA. Many JPLers entered our Universe as student interns and contribute to major discoveries at JPL today.

As part of every internship, students receive mentorship and are encouraged to apply for full-time roles upon graduation.

We are looking for current students enrolled in relevant disciplines who demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

JPL offers internships through both Human Resources and the Education Office which require separate applications.

On this page, you can explore both sets of student opportunities.

Internships hosted through HR are listed below.

CURRENT EDUCATION OFFICE INTERNSHIPS

Explore Educational Internship & Fellowship Opportunities through our Education Office and Partner Programs.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title Category Discipline
Systems Engineering - Summer Internships Engineering Engineering Undergraduate Student
Summer Internship - Instruments Division Engineering Engineering Undergraduate Student
Software Engineering Part-Time Internship Software and Computing Systems SW Cmptg Sys Undergraduate Student
Software Computing System Co-Op for Curiosity Team Software and Computing Systems SW Cmptg Sys Undergraduate Student
Part-Time Web Developer Internship Communications Comm Undergraduate Student

Early Career Hires (ECHs) are at the forefront of building the impossible.

We are always looking for explorers and bold pioneering spirits to join The Laboratory.

Our ECHs are top students who have demonstrated excellence in their academics, and contributions to their field of study. Our program develops key elements of success beyond the classroom. At JPL, you'll be challenged and humbled by the depth of what there is yet to learn. All employees, including early career hires, are eligible for mentoring by world renowned Laboratory personnel.

We are looking for recent graduates who have degrees in relevant disciplines who demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title Category Discipline
Technologist II Research Technology
Technologist II Research Technology
Technical Writer Editor Communications Technical Writing and Editing
Mechanical Engineer - New Grad Engineering Mechanical
Telecommunications Engineer I Engineering Telecommunications