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Hiring & Employment



Our Commitment to Fair Hiring Practices

The National Radio Observatory is committed to creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Observatory will monitor and review the application/recruitment process to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law. There will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of mental or physical disability. Further, the Observatory will take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified handicapped individuals, qualified disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam Era without discrimination based on their disability or veteran status in all employment practices. The Observatory will select the best qualified candidate to perform the duties of an available position and will give first consideration to present employees whenever practical.

Helpful Links:

Recruitment Guide

Hiring Managers Toolkit

Authorization to Recruit

Career Opportunities


Student Opportunities

Co-Op and Internship


Our Commitment to Veterans and Military Spouses

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory partners with the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program and other organizations seeking extraordinary talent to deliver exceptional science, technology and service to the astronomical community. Through our partnership with V3, we are dedicated to our brave Military, our Team Members and Faculty who have served our country.

At the NRAO and GBO, Veterans and military spouses are raising the bar on delivering the best in class for cutting edge technology and science in the astronomy community. On a daily basis, those with military backgrounds are able to apply their knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities in a wide variety of careers which influence change across grounds and the globe.


Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program designed to help employers understand, design, and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. Click here to learn more.

Recruitment Schedule of Events