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NAVSEA

Electrical Engineering Intern

June 2018 - September 2019 • Newport, RI

What I liked

Very interesting work.

What I wish was different

The internship program is very large at NUWC Newport, interns and employees for a variety of different companies and from the government all work in one campus so it is easy to get lost in the sauce. I wish they had more resources to prevent this.

Advice

With NUWC Newport your internship experience is as much or little as you make it, so take the initiative and make it a worthwhile experience.
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Engineering Technician

June - August 2020 • Washington Navy Yard, DC

What I liked

I really liked the people. Everyone I met was nice and welcoming. They created a great atmosphere to work in.

What I wish was different

I only wish I had gotten to experience the culture of the workplace more since we were all teleworking due to COVID.

Advice

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Student Trainee

June 2019 • Washington Navy Yard, DC

What I liked

I like how welcoming everyone was. Training was easy to follow and didn’t feel intimidating.

What I wish was different

I wish the hiring process could have been different. Each stage took a little long during the process leading to my start date being pushed back.

Advice

Some advice I would give is to stay open minded. The work I did at this internship isn’t exactly in my major; however, I have been able to learn a lot of new things that I can apply to whatever future job I obtain.
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Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Intern

January - August 2019 • Port Hueneme, CA

What I liked

The exposure to working in a professional government setting. I was able to work with a research group that performs research for various topics for the Navy.

What I wish was different

I wish the work environment was more fast paced.

Advice

Ask questions and get to know everyone working around you.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

August 2019 • Keyport, WA

What I liked

A great place to learn in a hands on environment about technology you wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be patient with the waiting time and on boarding process.
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Corona, CA

What I liked

I liked being able to improve my coding ability. I am an Electrical and Computer Engineer and sometimes we do not get to do very much coding in our classes but it is something I enjoy. I was able to learn Python, which I did not have previous experience with before, and produce a program that aided in sorting data for the NAVSEA analysts. This was most definitely a useful skill that I could use later on and it was a fun challenge to learn a new programming language.

What I wish was different

A lot of the tasks were more research driven, but I would have liked some more hands on tasks. Learning Python and utilizing was a fun task and a useful skill to now have and it would have been great to have a few more tasks like that. The research was helpful and mainly focused on artificial intelligence, which is a very relative topic, but it was a lot to go and research for 8 hours each day.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to make sure you go around and talk to the employees there, especially those who have had a long career there. Many of them had very interesting stories and they were very knowledgeable about how the company works and what exactly their purpose is there. Some of them were also very knowledgeable about newer topics and how those topics, such as artificial intelligence, could be effectively utilized to improve the everyday tasks that they currently have.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The connections you make with the engineers at the base

What I wish was different

nothing i could think of

Advice

It a great experience if you are looking on a hands on research opportunity
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June 2019 • Crane, IN

What I liked

I love the amazing projects I get to work on.

What I wish was different

The hire on process takes about 9 months.

Advice

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Computer engineer

May 2018 • Crane, IN

What I liked

The work life balance is great

What I wish was different

Advice

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Embedded Systems Software Developer

May - August 2018 • Dahlgren, VA

What I liked

The style of work

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Very good experience working for the government
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Bayview, ID

What I liked

I enjoyed learning a new programming language, this expanded my knowledge while also showing me something that I enjoyed.

What I wish was different

Wish paper work had gone better with this government position.

Advice

Work hard and do not be afraid to learn something new in the internship experience. This will show the employer that you are an employee able to go outside of there comfort zone to complete tasks.
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Machinist Intern

July - August 2017 • Corona, CA

What I liked

I worked in a nice cold environment during a hot summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Apply to any opportunity you can. I wasnt planning on working here, but it was an experience in a field that I liked, and would work here again.
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Mechanical Engineer Intern

May 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

- The ability to learn in depth any subject pertaining to the office. - A free schedule to perform research. - Coding in Python - Travel to Maine, Alabama, and Tennessee

What I wish was different

- More work among teams and interaction between different groups.

Advice

- You make your own work, do something you enjoy.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2017 • Dahlgren, VA

What I liked

I loved working for the Navy helping enhance the effectiveness and safety of the American warfighter.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been further along in my degree so I could be more effective.

Advice

Be prepared to communicate through writing and maintain an open mind. Don't set unreasonable expectations. Just show up humble and ready to work and learn.
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Project Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Great experience in project management

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Internships are important to see what kind of role you would like in the industry
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