National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Washington D.C

Overall:

4.14

7 Reviews

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for U.S. space exploration, space technology, Earth and space science, and aeronautics research. NASA inspires the world by exploring new frontiers, discovering new knowledge, and developing new technology.

Mission Statement

Drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality and stewardship of Earth

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Strange internship
Data Science Intern • Kennedy Space Center, FL • Mon Jan 11 2021

"I believe in NASA and their mission. I think they are the coolest agency there is. I'd love to work there in a technical capacity. It's unfortunate for me that this happened. I was misled about what the internship was about in my opinion. It was supposed to be a data science internship. Initially they had invited me to private nasa events with fancy dinners, which I thought was extremely nice but weird. At the very beginning my warm welcome was calling me a "broke" intern, and said that I should just "forget" working on data science/software projects for the meantime for this internship. They even told me they would lie to my next employers about tools I didn't work on such as MongoDB, SQL and the latest databases all so I do things that would not help my career. Instead it was a share-point "job" that several "nasa" federal IT employees were not doing. I had no idea where I was going in my career, or even whether return to school since I had no idea what the data sci/software field was about. In the end I was told I was an easy to manipulate person. I was expecting an internship even if I was just observing someone in the software field, or data science to get me a better idea of it. Instead I got this. Especially now after working for different employers. I no longer have a doubt in my mind that they were overly nice to me to use that to manipulate me to doing things that were not part of my career track, since they were not doing themselves. Look, I understand I'm not perfect myself. However to fire me for bringing up the issue seems a little too far, and probably against 5 U.S.C Retaliation for Employees who Engage in Protected Activity—5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(9)Taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a personnel action for ―(A) the exercise of any appeal, complaint, or grievance right granted by any law, rule, or regulation "


Great Experience Despite Covid
Student Trainee (Engineering) • Huntsville, AL • Wed Jul 15 2020

"As a Pathways co-op, I have gotten to do "rotations" into different organizations within NASA. This has allowed me to get experience in virtually any field within Engineering and helped me decide what I would like to do long-term. For the Spring of 2020, I worked in structural analysis and design, and could not be more grateful for the experience. After previous internships and a rotation in a different organization, I discovered that analysis/design work is what I would like to pursue. NASA has been amazing at teaching me everything I need to be successful and was incredibly flexible during the pandemic. NASA does everything it can to ensure the safety of its employees while also maintaining a high morale, and I cannot recommend it enough. "


Amazing First Internship
Summer Intern • Huntsville, AL • Wed Sep 09 2020

"This being my first internship I was not sure of what to expect. The first week we were introduced to the Marshall Space Flight Center and given some tours. After that everyone was off to their mentor. Overall I really enjoyed working here as it introduced me to the rocket industry and all the different kind of work that goes on."

Company Overview


Employees

17373


Industry

Space Research


Founded

October 1, 1958