Internship Opportunity: NASA Visualization Explorer App

Interactive Designer Intern

NASA  vizJob Description: USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.  USRA works across disciplines including bio medicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.  USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers – on schedule and within budget.

The NASA Visualization Explorer team is looking for a talented interactive designer intern with a strong interest in mobile apps at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The successful candidate will work as an integral team member of the software development group during fall 2014. The intuitive and easy to use app is currently available for all iOS devices. It features data visualizations and conceptual animations created by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio, the Conceptual Image Lab and other partners such as Earth Observatory and Science@NASA to name a few. The intern will collaborate with the software development team members and will prepare and deliver design concepts, mockups and fully realized assets required for the next generation of the app. 

The successful candidate is:

  • Proficient with design packages
  • Skillful in visualizing mockups and user interface assets
  • Flexible to adapt and scale design concepts to meet technical criteria, project needs and deadlines
  • Passionate about new technologies and willing to investigate new approaches
  • A team player and enjoys working with an interdisciplinary group of people
  • Interested in developing unique storytelling experiences
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of Xcode and experience in data and/or information visualization are a plus. 

Applicants should send the following when applying: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Samples of work
  • Recommendation letter

The internship will begin in October 13, 2014 and run for 10 weeks. 

Applications must be received by October 1st, 2014.   More information about the app is available here :

All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at :

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job LocationGreenbelt, Maryland, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time