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Welcome Students and Recent Graduates

At KSC, a flexible, mission-focused workforce is the key to our success. KSC serves as NASA's Center of Excellence for both launch and payload processing systems.

KSC is rich with tradition and interesting stories. It is from KSC that Neil Armstrong and the rest of the Apollo 11 crew lifted off on the way to becoming the first humans to step foot on the moon. Where else can you walk the footsteps of such tradition? Where else can you watch fellow Americans leave this Earth and fulfill a centuries old dream of reaching the stars?

Today, NASA is on the edge of a bold new challenge. NASA is creating an exciting future where it will develop capabilities for the next generation to explore space, expand commercial access to space for crew and cargo, and develop many more missions to explore our home planet, the solar system and the universe beyond. We want you to be a part of this great legacy, by joining our team!

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Pathways Programs

Here is our KSC Pathways Program Brochure.

Typical KSC Open Application Periods
(This schedule is subject to changes)

Announcements Open September/October for positions starting in January
Announcements Open February/March for positions starting in June

On December 27, 2012 President Obama signed an executive order establishing the internship program and the recent graduates program and revising and reinvigorating the presidential management fellows program. These two new programs, along with the PMF program, collectively form what the President called the Pathways Programs

  • Internship Employment Program (IEP) - for students currently enrolled in a qualifying degree seeking program
  • Recent Graduate Program (RGP) – a 1 year developmental program for candidates who have graduated (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral programs) within the past two years (or 6 years if you were on active military duty)
  • Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMFP) – a developmental program for candidates who have graduated with advanced degrees (Masters or Doctoral programs) within the past two years (or 6 years if you were on active military duty)

Upcoming Recruitment Schedule

Event Location Event Type Date
Prairie View A&M STEM Town Prairie View, TX Career Fair 9/8/2015
UCF Veteran Recruitment Orlando, FL Information Session 9/10/2015
UCF Engineering Advisory Board Panel Orlando, FL Informatioon Session 9/14/2015
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Career Fair 9/15/2015
Disabled American Veterans Job Fair Clearwater, FL Career Fair 9/15/2015
Jackson State University Jackson, MS NASA Days 9/22/2015
MIT Career Fair - SWE, Graduate Student Council Cambridge, MA Career Fair 9/25/2015
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL Information Session 9/26/2015
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL Career Fair 9/30/2015
Florida A&M University Tallahassee,FL Career Fair 9/30/2015
Central Florida STEM Alliance KSC, FL Tour 10/2/2015
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL Career Fair 10/7/2015
University of Rochester Rochester, NY Information Session 10/8/2015
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) Houston, TXAgency 10/9/2015
Coming Out with Pride Orlando, FL Information Session 10/10/2015
Great Minds in STEM (HEINAAC) Pasadena, CA Agency 10/15/2015
University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Information Session 10/15/2015
Women of Color STEM Conference Deroit, MI Career Fair 10/15/2015
University of Central Florida IGNITE in STEM Program Orlando, FL Information Session 10/19/2015
University of Texas El Paso El Paso, TX NASA Days 10/19/2015
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Nashville, TN Agency 10/22/2015
Navajo Tech Crownpoint, NM NASA Days 10/26/2015
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Baltimore, MD Agency 11/11/2015
Vet Ready Orlando, FL Career Fair 11/24/2015
Student Veterans of America (SVA) Orlando, FL Agency 1/7/2016
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, TX NASA Days 1/25/2016
Tuskegee University Career Fair Tuskegee AL Career Fair 2/1/2016
Jackson State University - Federal Employers Panel Jackson, MS Information Session 2/3/2016
National Society of Black Engineers Boston, MA Agency 3/23/2016
Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Orlando, FL Agency 5/1/2016
The Family Café - Connecting People with Disabilities Orlando, FL Career Fair 6/5/2016
University of Puerto Rico Mayguez, PR Career Fair 9/1/2016
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) TBD Career Fair TBD
HBCU/NSBE Chapters Behind the Gates KSC, FL Tour TBD
University of Hawaii- Swamp Works Initiative Manoa, HI Information Session TBD
North Carolina A&T Virtual Information Session TBD
KSC Recruitment Partners Session Virtual Information Session TBD
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Offices Virtual Information Session TBD
Miccosukee & Seminole Trip Outreach FL Tour TBD
Georgia Southern University Virtual Information Session TBD
University of Montana Virtual Information Session TBD
TTexas A&M Virtual Information Session TBD

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