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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 2021 applications is February 1, 2021. Find more information and apply at this link.

Ultra Wide-band Project Research Internship for Undergraduate STEM students

Green Bank Observatory is developing exiting ultra-wide bandwidth radio technology. Removing radio frequency interference in real time will help us to get the most out of these new technologies.

Research Interns will directly contribute to the development of this new cutting-edge receiver by characterizing novel cyclostationary RFI plots to be used in machine learning algorithms.

We are seeking up to 20 rising college freshmen and sophomores who are or will be majoring in science, computer science or engineering to participate in a paid 2-week internship in summer 2021. We are especially interested in students who are first in their family to go to college, or who are otherwise members of groups who are under-represented in STEM. Unless COVID-19 issues prohibit it (in which case the internship will continue virtually), the internship will take place on-site at the Green Bank Observatory, and interns will be immersed in the STEM research community there. Room and Board will be covered. Interns will also receive a $600.00 stipend. Internship dates are August 1-14, 2021.

Applications are open, with a priority deadline of April 1, 2021.

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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