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Goddard Interns photo 2013

Internships at NASA Goddard

[Photo: 2013 summer interns at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.]

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is among the top places in Federal Government to work. Goddard offers a rich environment that contributes to the development and sustainment of a satisfying career.

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With a wide range of programs and projects, multi-disciplinary problem solving, extensive laboratories and facilities, and a college campus-like environment, Goddard provides our employees with a rich work life. Become part of the Goddard family and develop job skills that could take you farther than you ever imagined. Start your career by building a bright future for yourself…the opportunities are “out of this world!”


Key Positions within FPD

PM*

Program Manager

Responsible for authoritative technical decisions, advice, and consultation on variables and unknowns affecting the organization

* PM can mean program or project manager8

PBM

Program Business Manager

Responsible for resource management and assists with strategic management of the organization

PM*

Project Manager

Responsible for the performance of all necessary functions to ensure mission success

* PM can mean program or project manager

DPM

Deputy Project Manager

Supports the PM in directing all phases of the project, and has project-wide responsibility for planning and evaluating all project activities on a day-to-day basis

DPMR

Deputy Project Manager/ Resources

Contributes business management expertise to the establishment of technical objectives and is responsible for the application of business and financial management

PS

Project Scientist

Responsible for assuring the satisfactory accomplishment of the scientific objectives of the mission

CSO

Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer

Responsible for all flight assurance disciplines (reliability, design review, quality assurance, mission success, systems safety, testing, etc.) of the project

MBM

Mission Business Manager

Responsible for providing budget and financial management expertise and developing long-term plans for new or complex programs/projects

SSM

Software Systems Manager

Responsible for the integrity of the total software systems used on the project

MSE

Mission Systems Engineer

Responsible for developing the systems design of the flight segment and for ensuring that it is compatible with the scientific instruments, launch vehicle, communications systems, ground segment, reliability objectives, and end products

MOM

Mission Operations Manager

Responsible for the total operational ground systems support integrity, including project requirements and overviewing the development of the complete operational ground system

OM

Observatory Manager

Directs the team in identifying and specifying the spacecraft/ observatory requirements, in developing subsystems and systems, and in demonstrating that it meets its functional performance goals in launch and space environments

FM

Financial Manager

Responsible to supply financial management expertise to the establishment of technical program/project objectives and applying financial management techniques

ISM

Instrument Systems Manager

Responsible for ensuring through close coordination and technical review of the payload designs that the instruments or payload hardware meet technical performance, cost and schedule for the mission

PSM

Project Support Manager

Responsible for the management of custom requirements for services of the program/project; performs work inn one or more administrative program areas
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