Project Discovery
JPL understands that we all have different life and career journeys. We invite you to make us your next step.  If you have taken a career break and are ready to return to work – this program is for you!

We're in it for the journey

The JPL Project Discovery re-entry program is looking for talented, experienced professionals who wish to restart their careers after an absence from the workforce. Whether you're a veteran, military spouse, caregiver, parent, or are otherwise returning from an absence, JPL values the skills and life experience you've gained while away. We are committed to providing training, equitable career development, and advancement opportunities to those returning to work. 

Project Discovery is a one-year program where you will have the opportunity to update your skills in a contemporary, world-class environment at JPL. You will have access to the latest tools and technologies available, working alongside multidisciplinary teams to hone your expertise and deliver on client-critical solutions. With specialized training and mentoring, you'll be able to experience the breadth of JPL resources while developing new skills and building new relationships.

This paid one-year returnship role will enable you to work on projects that match your expertise, interests, and abilities, and could lead to full-time employment.


Anyone who meets these qualifications: 

-Experiencing a career break
-Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
-Minimum of three years of experience in a relevant STEM field
-Meets the criteria for the specified role
-Ability to commit to a 1 year, full-time position
-Desire to be hired as full-time JPL employee at the conclusion of the program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 program. 

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JPL's Project Discovery is part of the STEM Re-entry Task Force, the groundbreaking career reentry initiative co-led by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch. 
Electrical Engineering
JPL actively partners with the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) for recruiting and to provide inclusive, equitable career development and advancment opportunities
JPL collaborates with iRelaunch to provide the support and training for relaunchers and JPL managers participating in JPL's Project Discovery returnship program. 
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