Space for all

Inclusion is a JPL core value, and fostering a diverse and equitable work environment is mission-critical for the Lab. Just as we are fearless in doing the impossible, we must also be fearless in taking action, respecting our employees' experiences, creating an inclusive environment where differing perspectives are valued and respected, and being a catalyst for positive change.​​​​​​​

Fostering a diverse workforce in experience, perspective, and background and supporting a culture of inclusion are key to attracting and engaging the brightest minds and furthering our record of scientific and technical excellence and groundbreaking innovations.

​​​​​​​JPL is committed to promoting and maintaining an inclusive, high-performing culture where all employees embrace and leverage each other's talents and backgrounds.Science and engineering today knows no borders, and a diverse and inclusive workforce can facilitate collaborations and ideas that will lead to better solutions to the complex scientific and technical challenges faced by JPL. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
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Employee Engagement

JPLers engage with each other in a variety of ways through Employee Resource Groups, mentoring programs, bands, and interest clubs, groups and more. 
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Inclusion Advisory Council

The JPL Inclusion Advisory Committee collaborates across the Laboratory with employees, managers, projects, programs, and the Executive Council (EC) to ensure that every voice is valued; employees have a sense of belonging and connection with one another and to JPL.
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To chart a better course in the future, we have to know where we came from. Check out our annual report for more information on demographics at JPL.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) contribute to the Laboratory’s strategies to promote an inclusive culture committed to continued mission success. Employees come together to network, partner with hiring managers to attract and support a diverse workforce, provide opportunities for dialogue, educate, and create opportunities for mentoring and career development.  JPL has seven ERGs:

  • Advisory Council for Women

  • Amigos Unidos

  • Asian American Council

  • Black Excellence Strategic Team (B.E.S.T.)

  • Native Engagement in Building a Unified Leadership Alliance (N.E.B.U.L.A.)

  • Spectrum (L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+)

  • Veterans

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Career opportunities
You too can be part of one-of-a-kind science, research and technology that help our fellow humans, here on Earth and one day out there in space. We also offer careers in the business of space, including administration, communications, human resources, finance and more. 
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Join our talent community
Not ready to apply? Join our talent community to receive personalized email notifications for future career opportunities that match your interests.
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Project Discovery
In partnership with the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and iRelaunch, JPL’s Discovery Project is a returnship program that focuses on bringing professionals back to the workforce after an extended absence of a year or more.
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Career Events
Our JPL recruiters and technical representatives participate in many career fairs and conferences throughout the year. They do interviews, talks, and on-the-spot offers, so if you’re interested in a career at JPL, don’t miss out, and register today for an event near you.

Benefits + perks

We have a catalog of benefits and perks that span from the traditional to the unique. From oustanding retirement contributions and generous tuition reimbursement, to a variety of health and wellness plans. Employees are able to choose a 9/80 schedule, which means every other Friday off to focus on work-life balance, and live healthy, fulfilling lives. 
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Our employees

We're more than our missions, science and innovations. We are mothers, fathers, first-generation immigrants, daughter, grandsons, cat owners, musicians, and more. Get to know JPL employees and be inspired to join them
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Whether you LinkedIn, Insta, Tweet or Facebook, follow us @NASAJPLCareers on social media to stay up-to-date on JPL happenings, exclusive behind-the-scenes looks, and career opportunities. Or check out our employee reviews in Glassdoor
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Get the merch

There is no official dress code at JPL, but we do love our merch! Want to wear what employees are wearing? Check out the JPL store!