Absolute Radiometric Calibration Intern

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) encourages applications for an Absolute Radiometric Calibration Intern !
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

COSGC uses the excitement of our Nation’s aeronautics and space program to inspire, educate, and develop America’s future technological workforce by enabling an inclusive and interdisciplinary community of college and university students to participate in space-based hands-on projects, courses, research, and public service activities. This position is a collaboration ith MAXAR. MAXAR is a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Assist scientists at MAXAR in scientific field work to calibrate Earth observing satellites. Gain hands-on experience in the operation of field equipment for satellite radiometric assessment including field spectrometers, Sun photometers and weather instruments. MAXAR has summer openings for full-time absolute radiometric calibration interns. Students will work in the field collecting scientific data, as well as have projects to work on in the office during non-calibration days.

Work with a team of scientists and fellow interns to deploy calibration equipment throughout the summer at the Fort Lupton, CO, USA calibration range:
  • Split time between Colorado offices (Ft. Lupton, Longmont and Westminster) and working from home;
  • Maintain and operate scientific field equipment;
  • Assess field data and contribute to sensor calibration efforts;
  • Personal summer project assigned that relates to your major and interests.

What You Should Know
  • This position will begin on May 24, 2021 and last through August 21, 2021.
  • Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.

What We Can Offer

The hourly rate for this position is between $25.00 and $28.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be Challenged. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Able to work outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Reliable and punctual team player.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience with Python and Linux environment a plus, but not a requirement.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV

Please apply by May 4, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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