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Intern Program Coordinator in Hampton, VA at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

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Job Description

USRA is an independent, non-profit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers-on schedule and within budget. The Intern Program Coordinator is to provide support to the Program Manager by overseeing assigned tasks or phase(s) of a project. Under direct supervision of the Program Manager, this person assists in all phase(s) of a project and is responsible for the following specific areas of project management including but not limited to scheduling, business requirements, and other operational duties needed. 


Position Summary:

USRA is seeking an experienced Intern Program Coordinator for a full-time exempt position in the Langley, Virginia area at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities in administering project planning, tracking, logistics, and compliance for government-funded programs focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and internship opportunities. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Manager and NASA Center leads in all aspects of project management including strategic planning, data gathering, analysis, development, communication, status tracking, implementation, documentation, monitoring, and follow-up, associated with NASA Internships activities.
  • Collaborate with NASA Internships Leads to provide on-site implementation and assist with operational elements for USRA’s interns located at Langley Research Center.
  • Follow through on action items generated from team meetings.
  • Participate in required meetings, activities, and related projects and relevant interdepartmental activities.
  • Perform special projects as requested by the Program Manager.
  • Coordinate selection, placement and management of interns, including provision of pre-arrival, enrichment, and exit activities; support mentors and interns for student deliverables.
  • Integrate best practices and innovative approaches to streamline internship program and implementation plan.
  • Coordinate all logistics for student orientation, enrichment activities, and poster sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow Intern Program Coordinators to address related tasks effectively.
  • Manage multiple social media platforms in an effort to widely disseminate information pertaining to NASA Internships.
  • Draft detailed stories specific to NASA Internships agency-wide for distribution to the community.

Required Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree in education, business management, administration, or related degree required.



  • 3-5 years relevant experience of successful experience administering related projects or educational programs.
  • Excellent professional and technical written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships and create effective solutions to communication problems.
  • Ability to work independently requiring time management, self-reliance, and strong work ethic.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to secure a government security background investigation approval to secure appropriate access to government facilities.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends, as necessary.  


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and its applications.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. Extensive online usage. This is largely a sedentary role.


Up to 25% travel.

Applicants should apply to the posting at Additional information on USRA can be found at

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


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