Johnson Engineering/NASA Johnson Space Center Internship Position to Support the International Space Station (ISS) Operational Habitability Team 

DEADLINE for Electronic Submission of Resume - MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2000 

Desired internship period: May-August or May through December '00 Student should: 

  1. Be completing their 3rd year of an undergraduate program or higher (graduate students encouraged). 
  2. Have strong interest in psychology, human factors, and human spaceflight 
  3. Have outstanding writing skills 
  4.  Have strong motivation and be able to work projects with quick turn-arounds. 

General Summer Intern duties: 

  1. Assisting team members in carrying out tasks on specific projects (to be determined)
  2.  Assisting project leads in a support role 
  3. Conducting literature searches 
  4. Proposal writing 
  5. Creating project summaries 
  6. Preparing presentations on topics of interest 
  7. Attending relevant workshops/conferences in the area of spaceflight habitability and performance 
  8. Conducting a mini-project of your choice (to be co-determined with JE mentor and yourself). 

The OpsHab team supports NASA in the area of operational habitability. Operational habitability defines the qualities and capabilities that support human safety, health, and performance within the operational context of a mission. Some example topics that might fall under the scope of operational habitability for International Space Station (ISS) include the following: 

Specific tasks could include: 

  1. Compiling ISS mission Summaries 
  2. Assisting in post-flight crew debriefing process and activities 
  3. Assisting with the on-orbit Habitability Questionnaire 
  4. Assisting with the Lessons Learned Database 
  5. Attending mission planning related meetings and reporting back to team 
  6. Maintaining the OpsHab Library 
  7. Assisting in the preparation of OpsHab evaluations, position papers, or recommendations for OpsHab issues. 

Please send resumes and coverletters as soon as possible (electronically) to: 

M. Ephimia Morphew 
Sr. Engineer, Human Systems Johnson Engineering 
NASA Johnson Space Center SF6 
Houston, Texas 
77058 (281) 244-5478