Earth on AWS Internship

  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description


Element 84 is a team of talented individuals that are leading innovation in several different areas, ranging from growing video streaming services to NASA projects that interact with petabytes of Earth data. The team is continuing to grow as we are taking on some of the toughest challenges in the industry. Every member of Element 84 is invested in one another to deliver reliable products that benefit our world.


Job Description

This summer, Element 84 is participating in the Earth on AWS Fellowships and Internships Program! Join us to tackle challenging problems in a small-company environment and work with a team that’s invested in continuous innovation and employees’ personal growth. At Element 84, you will do meaningful work to help advance the state-of-the-art in earth science and data analysis. Together, we will visualize complex processes, build new algorithms, and apply machine learning techniques to enable scientists to analyze petabytes of NASA’s Earth observation data and discover new insights about our planet.


Position details:

  • Hourly paid internship: Full time (approximately 40 hours per week)

  • Period of performance: May 21–August 10, 2018 (adjustable to your availability)

  • Core hours: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (with flexibility), Monday–Friday

  • Location: Headquarters in Alexandria, VA



  • Computer science, computer engineering, or related major

  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in one modern development language

  • Working knowledge of software languages

  • Approved to work in the United States without sponsorship


Desired skills include experience in any of the following:

  • Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • AWS cloud computing skills

  • Agile development


Tasks will include the following:

  • Working in an Agile software environment, using Atlassian tools

  • Developing and testing against actual user stories

  • Using modern development languages like HTML/CSS/JavaScript


Working conditions:

  • A comfortable and open office space

  • Team lunches and learning sessions

  • Lots of little perks (like an always-full candy bowl) to sweeten your day

Additional Information

Paying attention to who we are -- as a company, as people, as family members, friends, and colleagues, is probably the biggest part of who we are. There are lots of ways to run a company and you have probably experienced more than your share. For us, it's wanting to come to work, being around people we enjoy, taking on big things with people you trust, and sharing our achievements as a team.

  • You’ll get credit when things go right and we’ll have your back when things go wrong.
  • We only take on work that is challenging and right for us. There are projects we will turn down and the team has a say.
  • We may be a small company, but we have big company benefits meant to support the idea that we're here for the long term and that happiness comes from much more than just where you work, including 401k, health & dental insurance, life & disability insurance, flexible schedule, cell phone stipend, flexible spending accounts for transportation and dependent care and a generous PTO policy.

Plus, a little happiness where you work too -- cinema displays, an award-winning candy bowl, amazing restaurants, and a brand new office. We have an extraordinary retention rate because we only hire extraordinary people. We hope that’s you.