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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Property Accounting Intern

May - August 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

This is my favorite internship I have ever completed. I was given real meaningful work that a full time employee would complete. They don’t give you busy work, as every project given to you has a direct impact on NASA’s missions.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was in-person. NASA has strict Covid-19 restrictions in place right now. Most of the engineering interns were in person but all the business interns were virtual.

Advice

Take initiative, show enthusiasm, and push yourself to produce the best work.
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Mechanical Engineer

March 2019 • Pasadena, CA

What I liked

I work in Jet Propulsion Laboratory under NASA in Pasadena, CA. The best educational experience I have. Learning the science at school is a way of learning but applying it in real life definitely makes you memorize it and brighten up about it as well. I like to be presentable at all time with a supported date to my projects. I am comfortable with public speaking and responding to emails and presenting data to a crowd along with I enjoy the challenges in the work field. As an engineering student, being professional and ready to encounter any obstacle that shows up are my priority and this job has taught me all that.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I will have done it all again the same.

Advice

Pay attention for the same detail, you will learn great deal of stuff. I have learned a big deal of how research and development in finding new science is done. Learning straight from PhD engineers and scientists will make you learn a great deal through just observing the way, they are approaching the problems and solve them.
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Intern

June - August 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed the enriching learning environment and collaboration with my assigned mentor.

What I wish was different

As NASA is remote this year due to COVID-19, I wish I was able to visit in person. However, the intern leadership still made me feel welcomed and included throughout my experience.

Advice

Time goes quickly throughout this experience, I would definitely try and make the most efficient use of your time possible.
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Systems Engineer

January - May 2020 • Kennedy Space Center, FL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Being a part of a work environment where you knew that your work had a special impact to what was going on. Everyday was a new experience attempting to complete tasks and it was nice because it was meant to be a learning experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked for more work because sometimes there were waiting periods before new tasks.

Advice

My advice for being a NASA intern is to stay motivated and be sure to complete your tasks to the best of your ability. On a personal note, take the time to embrace that you are working in such a historical area; where men that walked on the moon also walked in the same buildings you'll walk in as an intern. To become an intern, my best advice is to work on small projects or clubs to showcase your experience.
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Intern

June - August 2021 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

That we got to work hands on with the project. Use software that is used in industry.

What I wish was different

That the upper management took concerns more seriously and assessed them more objectively, looking into the issues with genuine concern to find the root of the problems.

Advice

Be careful with interpersonal issues within the team. When taking it to upper management you might be “cancelled” and told by the lead management that”you won’t be very successful”
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