"Amazing Experience!"

Posted: Jul 12 2020

General


Position:

XR Development Intern

Term:

Spring 2020

Location:

Huntsville, AL

Category:

Software Engineering

Reviewer


Major:

Computer Science

Classification:

Junior

School:

N/A

International Student:

N/A

Compensation


Hourly | Monthly:

$17.29 | $2995

Relocation:

$0

Final Thoughts


Would you recommend this internship to a friend?

Yes.

Are you returning?

Yes.

Summary


Working for NASA has been a very insightful and exciting experience. For this internship, I was working from January to May, in which I was creating a simulation using motion capture and virtual reality equipment in order to conduct human factors test (analyzing a person interact with things in a model, in simple terms). I was provided with everything I needed and free rein on how I approached this project. Furthermore, my coworkers and mentor where great to work with, and I could always talk to them about anything, whether it be life or work. They were all approachable and believed that I could get the work done, in other words, I never had someone breathing down my neck. Additionally, the building in which I worked was different from the rest, consisting of huge mock-ups of space habitats and the like, which was always fun to walk into. However, one thing to note was that in my building there was only one other intern, which did not allow for much interaction with other interns during work hours, only when there were intern talks about once a week. All in all, it was a great experience, and as long as you do the work, try hard, and show progress, the team will greatly appreciate you. I plan to come back for the summer of 2020! Pros: - Great coworkers. - Flexible hour. - Fun work. - Independence. - Good communication. - Intern talks. Cons: - Not much intern interaction (due to where I worked). - No free housing. - No discounts or swag.

Work


4

Some overtime

3

Someone will work with it

4

Learned new things

Manager/Mentor


3

Appointment needed

1

Still confused

Team


3

Helped me set up

5

Felt like an asset

Social


5

Every week

3

Sometimes

Location


4

Weekly activities

3

For the right offer

Benefits


Provided housing

Activities(e.g. ping-pong, board games, etc.)

Free breakfast or lunch/dinner

Snack bar

Free beverages

Free coffee/tea

Opportunity to receive certifications

Public transportation subsidy

Excursion/Tours

Free swag/merchandise

Flexible schedule

Vacation days

Discounts on company products

Gym/Recreation center products

Company laptop/monitor products

Wellness/Medical center