Nalas Engineering Services, Inc.

Chemical Engineer II

May - August 2020 • Centerbrook, CT

What I liked

I liked every aspect of working at Nalas, in particular, the intern involvement. Most internships will give interns the tedious work or the easy work that no one wants to do. At Nalas, the directors will put you on the task that you most likely will enjoy (and they will allow you to change projects if you'd like) and, like most of their projects, it will be very big and important. You are expected to work through the chemical process and provide ideas to move forward with the optimization process. This type of independence gives people the straight forward learning experience that an intern of chemical engineering should receive. On top of that, Nalas had signed me up for the AiChE RAPID intern program which was a great advancement in my knowledge of chemical process engineering. Finally, every 2 weeks, Nalas requires the interns to create a 15 minute presentation that shows what/how/why they did what they did on their project. This is great for staying in touch with all the directors plus the CEO, as well as growing my presentation skills greatly.

What I wish was different

I wish the summer was longer so I could continue to see the process I was working on move forward and expand.


Do not get overwhelmed. The directors and CEO are VERY approachable and want you to learn as much as you can and grow as an individual and a scientist through the duration of your internship.
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