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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) - Weapons Division

Intern

July 2018 • Patuxent River Naval Air Sta, MD

What I liked

Working in a government office with clear organization. The job also has clear ties to current events internationally.

What I wish was different

The onboarding process was very slow.

Advice

Applying for a job with the DoD is always going to a slow process, but just make sure all of the information get where it needs to go. Confirming reciept of documents with the intended recipient if possible never hurts.
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NREIP Intern

June - August 2017 • China Lake, CA

What I liked

The people I met while on the job were very welcoming and fun to be around. It w the s a very casual setting, and I didn't have to dress up for it.

What I wish was different

I wish they had been more prepared to take on interns; I didn't wind up having the same experience as other interns before me. This experience taught me what I do NOT want to do with my life. There were too many tasks involving statistics.

Advice

Be very careful not to talk about the specifics of this job; doing so can get you in a lot of trouble, since this internship is with the Navy.
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N.R.E.I.P. Intern

June - August 2018 • Lakehurst, NJ

What I liked

Very easy going atmosphere which made me feel very comfortable their. Every other Friday we had off. Assignments that were handed out were very concise and help/clarification was given when asked. There were plenty of intramurals, and bowling to do during lunch, with a free gym on base also, which was very cool.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Communicate with as many people there as possible. Reach out, make connections, learn as much as possible while there.
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Software Development Intern

June - August 2017 • Lakehurst, NJ

What I liked

I was able to take on a lot of projects by myself. Working independently was a great learning experience. Whenever I had questions, I also had a mentor that helped me succeed.

What I wish was different

More training. I was basically thrown into a project right away, and even though this is similar to the real world, it was my first internship so I was a bit intimidated.

Advice

Don't get too stressed out easily. You're an intern and you're there to learn so don't care what other people think of you.
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