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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 and software to 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, West Virginia.

With every type of job – from tour guides, to electrical engineers, machinists, and astronomers – the Green Bank Observatory employs a tight knit team in wide variety of disciplines.

What’s it like to live in Green Bank? Learn more here.

Summer Student Opportunities

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

Applications for Summer 2022 will be open winter 2021. Find more information and apply at this link.

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.

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