Houston, TX: Paid Media Migration Project Intern, Life Sciences Data Archive, NASA Johnson Space Center

Job Opening Title: Media Migration Project intern (paid)

Employer Name: Life Sciences Data Archive, NASA Johnson Space Center

Job Location: Houston, TX

Application Deadline: applications considered until position is filled

Salary Range: $14-18/hour

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: NASA’s Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA) at Johnson Space Center is seeking interns to participate in a large-scale media migration and digitization project during Summer 2020.

LSDA is a data repository housing research data and information from NASA’s human, animal, microbe and plant studies. Its collections include large amounts of materials in text-based, photographic, analog, and legacy digital formats. The Media Migration Project is tasked with inventorying these materials, assessing their relevance to LSDA’s mission, and digitizing or migrating in-scope items for ingest into its online and nearline data repositories.

Three intern positions are available for summer 2020. Interns will participate in identification, inventory and assessment of legacy digital media, analog media objects, and non-paper media items, with possibility—depending on findings—of participating in some conservation and digitization activities. In addition to project participation, interns will be part of JSC’s internship program, which includes facility and lab tours, lectures, and other activities.

These are paid, full-time, twelve-week positions. Start and end dates have some flexibility, typically late May to early August. Candidates should be enrolled in an archival or information science program. Interns are responsible for providing housing (some information is available) and transportation (you’ll need a car).

To apply, submit your resume to Wes Tarkington, Space Medicine Operations Division Task Order Manager at JSC: wesley.l.tarkington@nasa.gov. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Questions can be directed to Wes Tarkington or to Sara Jorgensen, Media Migration Project Research Archivist (sara.c.jorgensen@nasa.gov).