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NASA Pathways Recent Graduates Program (RGP)

The NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program (RGP) provides individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions with the opportunity to participate in a career development program at the beginning of their careers. As a Recent Graduate appointee, you will be placed in a dynamic, one-year career development program. If you successfully complete the program at NASA, you may be converted to permanent employment or term employment of up to six years.


To be eligible for NASA’s RGP, you must be a U.S. citizen and apply within two years of completing a degree or certificate at a qualifying educational institution. If you are a veteran and were unable to apply due to active military service, you are eligible for two years after release or discharge from active duty, up to six years after earning your degree or certificate.

To Find Opportunities:

Federal agencies must post Recent Graduate opportunities on USAJOBS. You may go directly to USAJOBS to begin your search.

You may review current NASA RGP vacancies at Pathways Opportunities.

You may also create an account on USAJOBS and sign up to be automatically notified about vacancies meeting your interests.