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The Boeing Company

Production Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The company has a great atmosphere and I really enjoy the people I worked with. This was my second summer there and I can see they are really trying to improve their internship program. There are plenty of opportunities to take tours and see what the company has to offer. The pay was fantastic (what they pay full-time engineers) and they also offer interns full benefits so I got sick days, vacation days, healthcare, and retirement matching. I was given plenty of responsibility and was able to do real work for the company. I have several things that I have designed out on the F-15 production line. It really felt like I was contributing to the company.

What I wish was different

The internship program is a little confusing because they often don't communicate very well. That being said, they have clearly improved things in the past year and I can imagine it will be even better in the future.

Advice

Apply early. There are a few applications for various types of internships at Boeing on their jobs website.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I had just taken a CAD class and I was able to jump right into practical use with it. Everybody was very kind and open to help out or give advice. I was able to learn alot in a short amount of time.

What I wish was different

There were some cooler projects I wish I could've been apart off but they were for older students with more experience.

Advice

I honestly had no idea about Boeing's pdt program until a friend introduced me to it so I would say do alot of research and there are alot of opportunities hidden.
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Industrial Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to go on tours, have access to an amazing mentor, and the openness of the people at the company to connect with me, even those who were in different locations.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more work to do and wish that the intern program was more structured. I only felt like I had work to do when I fought hard to get it.

Advice

Learn as much as you can! Boeing is a huge company with many moving parts and lots to explore, so connect with as many individuals as you can!
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Integral Fuel-Cell Mechanic

November 2018 • Renton, WA

What I liked

Great to learn how the aircraft assembly process intertwines with human factors, suppliers, and mechanical knowledge.

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing.

Advice

Keep an open mind: You will not be perfect at first, and you will be the "dumb one" on the team for quite some time. However, if you stay determined you will one day be comfortable with it.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Oklahoma City, OK

What I liked

It gave me a new broad experience in engineering in general and the setting of a big company and military contractual work.

What I wish was different

Initially, I would have wished I had a position more closely aligned with aerospace engineering, which is what I am studying. However, now I am glad to have that experience.

Advice

Be open-minded and always be willing to learn.
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Electromagnetic Effects Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Very informational internship with projects relating to my major! Lots of nice people.

What I wish was different

More intern site events.

Advice

It’s okay to ask as many questions that you have. Someone will always be there to help.
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Procurement Assistant Intern

May - August 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Fantastic company with amazing benefits. Amazing product you can be proud of. Supportive culture.

What I wish was different

Would've been nice to get my projects a little earlier.

Advice

Be proactive to get your experience. Look for projects, ask for projects, set up interviews, etc.
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Research Assistant II

May 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Good pay for intern position. Great atmosphere with phenomenal work colleagues. Short commute from campus as well.

What I wish was different

They should have more work prepared for the interns because there have been some days where all you do is stare at a screen.

Advice

Set reminders for work time stuff because there is a ton of required stuff.
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Flight Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Boeing did a fantastic job at giving me meaningful assignments as well as providing mentoring throughout my internship experience. They encouraged me to network, learn what other departments were doing, and attend Boeing-sponsored classes (not paid, outside of work hours) to learn more about every technical subject imaginable. It was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to others.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Aircraft Design Engineer

May - October 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

The networking between me, my fellow interns and team leaders made the intern experience worthwhile.

What I wish was different

Different location.

Advice

I would say make sure you get a complete grasp of what is being asked of you. Ask for more work if you’re almost complete or if the current work you have seems to slow down so you can stay productive.
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Electronic Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great company and great team that were extremely helpful in getting me up to speed and very responsive to any issues or questions I had.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a position more closely aligned with my major (aerospace).

Advice

Network as much as possible. At the end of the day, it is all about who you know.
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Guidance and Control Engineer

January - July 2019 • St. Charles, MO

What I liked

The experience, as a whole, was an amazing experience. The benefits that Boeing provides, even to their interns, are astronomical. The pay was good, the environment was great.

What I wish was different

They didn't really cater much to a cooperative intern. They focused way more heavily on their summer interns when they came in. Felt a little outcasted as a spring cooperative.

Advice

Definitely attempt a position with Boeing.
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Boeing Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

This internship gave me valuable experience into the engineering field and aerospace technology.

What I wish was different

I applied in September and did not hear back until March; I wish the turn-around on my application would have been quicker.

Advice

This was a very valuable experience, and I definitely recommend applying for this position.
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IT Intern

May - August 2019 • North Charleston, SC

What I liked

Prestigious company with a lot of exciting opportunities and cool things to see

What I wish was different

More structured intern role

Advice

Be proactive
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Procurement Intern

May - July 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Management was very supportive and helpful to my growth and development professionally. The product is absolutely amazing. Allowed to just walk into the factory and on the planes when you have free time. Great people to work with and an awesome company.

What I wish was different

Not much. Returning for a second internship is a little challenging as new interns are extended offers first.

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to other employees for help. Managers are busy and while they are helpful, you might only talk to them a few minutes every week. There's lots of smart and experienced people here, ask them for help? Also, make sure to talk to other employees in other roles. There are so many opportunities here and talking to different people is the best way to find them!
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Systems Lab Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Location, people I worked with

What I wish was different

Communication post completion

Advice

Ask questions
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Tool Design Engineer

April - September 2019 • Gresham, OR

What I liked

The Portland site was great because it had the feel of a smaller company but still had all of the pros of a big company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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International Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Renton, WA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to move to Washington for the summer and experience life on the west coast. I also liked the whole intern process. After getting hired we were able to interview managers to see what team we wanted to be on. Lastly I liked how they treated us interns we had a lot of work to do but we were also strongly encouraged to network with other managers and other interns through different meeting and programs Boeing hosted during the summer.

What I wish was different

I don’t wish that anything was different O really enjoyed my time working at Boeing and are hoping that I get an offer to come back.

Advice

Boeing is very intern friendly and all of the people there are really intrigued by your background and goals you have. They will also assist you in those goals. This summer I expanded my professional networking tremendously.
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Structural Integrity Intern

May 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I love working on stress analysis field along with all the experienced engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to network with the people at the company.

Advice

Go out, talk to people, push yourself out there. It's just one question: "How bad do you want it?"
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Flight Test Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • China Lake, CA

What I liked

Absolutely amazing experience. Hands on work with best fighter jet in the US Navy.

What I wish was different

I wish I had received my government security clearance earlier

Advice

Go to conferences!
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