Overview: The Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract operates and maintains a diverse set of laboratories, development shops, and test facilities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). SURA and its member universities partner with Amentum on the LASSO contract to involve academic researchers, subject matter experts, and students in KSC’s scientific research and engineering activities.

LASSO has two paid internship opportunities available this summer for students in their junior or senior year of college. These positions are open to all qualified applicants, including those new to NASA, who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Over the course of the summer, the selected students will:

  • Learn cutting edge techniques by assisting in writing, developing, and validating new preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Learn Lean Six Sigma and 5s techniques and chemical hygiene while organizing and cleaning the laboratory, glassware, and equipment.
  • Learn ISO9001, AS9100, and NASA calibration requirements while assisting in collecting equipment to send out for calibration.
  • Apply 5s techniques for ordering and stocking laboratory supplies.
  • Escort vendors and learn from their expertise while performing corrective andpreventative maintenance on science and engineering equipment and instrumentation.
  • Perform related duties as required.Selected students will be responsible for their own housing and transportation in the KSC area, and they will be required to be available to work from June 6 – August 14, 2022.Term: Position to start by June 6, 2022 and will last approximately 10 weeks.
    Deliverables: Each selected student will be required to submit a short report at the end of their

    internship describing their activities and accomplishments.

  • Application Requirements:

    • Cover Letter: In the cover letter, summarize your experience and state why you are interested in the position.

    • Resume: Include relevant education, training, and experience.

    Submission Instructions: Send all requirements electronically to Carolyn Wilson, Special Projects Manager, at cwilson@sura.org by April 29, 2022.