"NASA is fun"

Posted: Mar 27 2021

General


Position:

Engineering and Design Intern

Term:

Spring 2020

Location:

Cape Canaveral, FL

Category:

Engineering

Reviewer


Major:

Mechanical Engineering

Classification:

Junior

School:

The University of Texas at El Paso

International Student:

No

Compensation


Hourly | Monthly:

$18 | $3117.6

Relocation:

$0

Final Thoughts


Would you recommend this internship to a friend?

Yes.

Are you returning?

No, I did not get a return offer.

Summary


I liked the opportunity I had to be able to interact with the Prototype Lab at the Kennedy Space Center where you see all prototype projects being done at the center. I enjoyed watching the Rocket launches that happened while I was there which were really cool and fun. As my first Internship I was able to gain meaningful experience in CAD design working with Engineers with 20+ years of experience all while seeing many great things happening in my surroundings.

Work


4

Some overtime

4

Used occasionally

4

Learned new things

Discuss the details of your project. What did your project(s) entail? What kinds of tools did you get to work with?

I was tasked to be a Mechanical Engineering Mentor for a FIRST Robotics Competition team to aid in engineering and design changes made to robot. I worked with many hand tools ( Drills, rivets, screwdrivers, etc...) and machinery including Drill Press, Sander, CNC, Water Jet.

Manager/Mentor


4

Weekly meetings

4

In depth answer

How was your relationship with your mentor / manager?

My mentor answered all my questions and approved design changes I made but also let me struggle and learn. He also gave me more responsibility as I went through my internship.

Team


3

Helped me set up

5

Felt like an asset

Can you describe some team events?

Had team meetings Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Social


4

Every other week

4

Often

What was your favorite thing about the companie's culture?

Everyone is very excited for space Launches that happen and because they happen at this location everyone knows about them and gets together to watch the launches happening.

Location


4

Weekly activities

4

Most likely yes

What was your favorite thing about the companie's culture?

Everyone is very excited for space Launches that happen and because they happen at this location everyone knows about them and gets together to watch the launches happening.

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