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Data Science Intern

May 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I like that it is relevant to my field of interest.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more oversight.

Advice

Be sure you stay on top of your time management when oversight is low.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Manassas, VA

What I liked

The work was interesting and the people that I got to work with were helpful and great coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more work to do the program I was working on was in the progress of closing down and transition.

Advice

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Human Factors Intern

June 2021 • McLean, VA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to get experience in my degree field to find what I like, and what I don't like. It was very flexible and I was able to work from home. I felt like this company would take care of me and everyone I know seems to like working for Leidos. Overall I had a really good experience during my summer internship and I appreciate that they are allowing me to continue working for them through the fall as well.

What I wish was different

At some points, there wasn't much work because we had to wait for participants to conduct our studies. This only lasted a short period of time but I didn't like not having work to do. Also, some things were planned or changed last minute so at times it was difficult to schedule for the week.

Advice

Always work hard and put in the effort even if other people aren't doing it. There might be other interns/employees who don't care as much or take advantage of the ability to slack off but don't fall into that. The employer will see your work ethic and the harder you work the more trust and opportunities you will receive.
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

The environment was very relaxed and everyone was willing to help out whenever I had a question.

What I wish was different

I felt like I was dead weight a lot of the time since I was a systems engineer on a mostly CS based team. I would have liked to be on a team that required more of my skills so that I could have contributed more to the project.

Advice

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Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Reston, VA

What I liked

Introduced to new fields I was unfamiliar with

What I wish was different

Been able to start earlier

Advice

Ask questions, try to learn as much as you can
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2020 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

Everyone I met at the Leidos Software Factory in Charlottesville was extremely friendly and encouraging!

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

Learned a lot of new things. I worked on mostly a front-end tool. The team was fantastic! Everyone was very supportive of one another. Other engineers were always willing to help.

What I wish was different

Overall, the project was interesting in the beginning but became stale towards the end. They were not very responsive to letting me work on other things that I wanted to learn.

Advice

Overall had a positive experience, but would likely not return.
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Software Developer

June - August 2020 • Gaithersburg, MD

What I liked

You actually did work for the team and were not assigned a random intern project.

What I wish was different

The team didn't really provide much guidance on how to complete the tasks.

Advice

Always ask questions!
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Information Technology intern

June - August 2019 • Chantilly, VA

What I liked

I was able to gain experience in the real world. Working on projects that help me understand what I learned in school and how I applied that knowledge to my work

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Be able to network well and build connections
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Mechanical Engineer Intern

May - August 2020 • Long Beach, MS

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work on the designs for several different products. I was able to really see the product development process throughout the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish the other employees had not been working remotely. For a majority of the internship I didn't see my supervisor more than twice in the first 2 months or so.

Advice

Be prepared to do some iterative tasks. You make something then someone reviews it and you change it to make it better.
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Corporate Finance & Strategy Summer Analyst

March - August 2018 • Reston, VA

What I liked

Responsibility given after brief period of training was equivalent to being a first year analyst working full time. Great exposure to various lines of business (strategy, business development, corporate finance)

What I wish was different

Bureaucratic systems and processes result in slow pace of workflows sometimes.

Advice

Work hard, treat every day as an evaluation of your ability. The little things count. Stay positive and optimistic no matter the task!
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Software Engineering Intern

June 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

The project was very interesting, and I was able to make large contributions even as an intern. Leidos makes great choices for their tech stacks and understands how to properly develop for the cloud. Management was excellent, and the times we worked was flexible. There are some extremely talented engineers at the Charlottesville office.

What I wish was different

Corporate security policies and restrictions often made it difficult to create software, however they visited the office to work with us to improve the experience.

Advice

The ability to learn new technologies, implement best practices, and work on a team are the most important aspects of the job.
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Internal Audit Intern

May - August 2019 • Reston, VA

What I liked

I extremely enjoyed the internship programs Leidos ran. They also had summer long projects they we worked on in teams and presented to a panel of Leidos’ top persons.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Be sure to listen and take notes. Leidos will be sure to teach you a lot about the finance world. It is up to you to take what they teach and apply it to your work.
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Energy engineer

June - August 2019 • Framingham, MA

What I liked

Great people and mentors

What I wish was different

Needed more consistent work at times

Advice

Self initiative will allow you to expand you horizons and really get the most out of your experience. Go find work, don't wait for it to be placed on your desk.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

Very healthy and social environment.

What I wish was different

More description of what the internship would be like before I started.

Advice

You will learn a lot.
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Financial Services Intern

May 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

Freedom, excellent pay

What I wish was different

More intern activities

Advice

Great experience! Would recommend
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Software Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

I worked with a great team on a daily basis on a project that was technically complex and very interesting.

What I wish was different

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Systems Intern

May - August 2019 • Atlantic City, NJ

What I liked

I loved that i got to work in an entirely new environment with an incredibly encouraging and helpful group of employees.

What I wish was different

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Systems engineer intern

May 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Interesting projects with flexible hours and limited oversight

What I wish was different

Better worlstation setup.

Advice

Don't specialize to heavily, almost no engineering discipline stands alone.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Chantilly, VA

What I liked

Opportunity to work with other interns on presentation presented to CFO Helpful employees Networking events

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you have to, but try to find the answer yourself before then.
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