Multimedia Communications Part-Time Intern

Job Description


Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.

We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go. We dare mighty things…do you?


Do you have excellent communications skills and an innate ability to navigate social media? Do you have a passion for astronomy, space science, and the mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)? Do you want to have an impact on the next generation of space scientists, engineers, and explorers? NASA Space Place, the Science Mission Directorate’s primary outreach to youth through online and mobile resources, is seeking a communications coordinator. You will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with over 600 partner organizations including museums, libraries, planetariums and astronomy clubs, as well as identify, recruit, establish and maintain relationships with prospective partner organizations. You will be able to communicate with the public about NASA Space Place through various social media outlets. You will be a part of a dynamic team creating youth-appropriate activities, games, and stories based on the work of NASA and its partners.



  • Must be currently enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Communications, Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or Technical Writing.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week while in school.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.


  • Excellent people and customer service skills.
  • Excellent communications (written and verbal) skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and advocate programs of the team.
  • Ability to effectively maintain partner database and generate targeted mass mailings.
  • Ability to manage the shipping and receiving of various communications materials.
  • Broad knowledge of using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet commitments, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Must keep consistent and accurate records.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

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