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Posted on: Feb 25, 2014


The Data Systems Group at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) has immediate openings for three undergraduates to help with software development. These students will help an existing team develop data processing and analysis software that’s written in Java and a language called IDL.   No experience is required for students who are eager and willing to learn.  

 These are paid positions that also offer invaluable career-oriented work experience. 

About Us:

LASP currently operates four NASA research satellites from our Boulder East Campus facility.  Our satellites gather a wealth of scientific data including measurements of polar ice caps, ocean winds, solar and stellar radiation and noctilucent clouds.  One of our recent satellites, Kepler, has been searching for extra-solar Earth-like planets and has received broad coverage in national news recently.  Check out our website for more info about the work we do:  LASP is a very good training site for future engineering employment. Our students commonly receive job offers across the United States, many times receiving more than one employment opportunity upon graduation.

    – Minimum GPA: 3.0
    – Able to work 15-20 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer.  Work hours are flexible.
    – Aptitude for software development

   - Due to ITAR restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate is an engineering student who is at least 1 year away from graduation.  Student employees are expected to take ownership of assigned tasks and projects.  Computer Science, Applied Math, and Aerospace Engineering students are particularly encouraged to apply although we will consider any high-performing science or engineering student who is enthusiastic to work with us. Work week includes a 15-20 hours/wk commitment during the school year, full-time over the summers.

How to apply:

Send a one-page resume, a cover letter, and a copy of your academic record (unofficial is OK) via email to:

   Lon Riesberg