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Summer Student Opportunities

There are several opportunities available for undergraduate and postgraduate students for summer research at the Green Bank Observatory include housing and a stipend. Students who are interested in Astronomy and have a background in Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Math are preferred.

The deadline for Summer 2020 applications has passed. Please check back in December for Summer 2021 opportunities.

Find your next Career at Green Bank Observatory

Are you passionate about astronomy, astrophysics or scientific discovery? Do you love to build complex electrical systems that help drive some of the most advanced radio telescopes in the world? Do you like interacting with groups large and small and teaching people about the universe? You may find your next dream job right here in Pocahontas County.

With every type of job – from tour guides, to electrical engineers, to machinists, and astronomers – the Green Bank Observatory employs a wide array of employees from a wide array of disciplines.

Apprenticeships and Internships

We are not taking new applications for apprentices or interns at this time, they are accepted on a rolling basis. Please check back for when the next round of applications will be available.

GBO technicians installing the calibration wheel for the 4mm Receiver on the GBT.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work place culture that accepts and appreciates all individuals.

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