Reviewer


Major:
Computer Science

Classification:
Junior

General


Term:
Spring 2018

Location:
Kennedy Space Center, FL

Hourly / Monthly:
Undisclosed Pay

Relocation Stipend:
$0

Work Review


I enjoyed the work that I did.

Manager/Mentor Review


I was Neutral about the work that I did.

Team Review


I did not enjoy the team I worked with.

Social Review


I did not enjoy the social aspect of my internship.

Location Review


I enjoyed the location of where my internship took place.

Housing Arrangement: Other

Benefits

Company swag provided

Excursion/Tours provided

Flexible Schedule

Gym available

Laptop/Monitor provided

Vacation provided

Final Thoughts


Written Thoughts:

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

Would you recommend this internship to a friend? No.

Are you returning? Not sure.