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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

MSI Summer Intern

June - August 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I liked that we were assigned a primary and secondary project that were distinct, which allowed me to network with many people across the department, and develop different skillsets.

What I wish was different

The internship was virtual, but I wished there was some opportunity for an in-person experience.

Advice

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summer intern

May - November 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the diversity and the new information I had gained form it. I had learned an abundance of new information and made many connections.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person

Advice

I would say to utilize everything they give you
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I really loved how much all the managers and my coworkers were willing to help me out on a day-to-day basis! They also gave me a lot of trust in being able to do my task and weren't over my shoulder for everything. They also gave me many opportunities to do more work than I was originally assigned so I was always actively helping out the bigger goal.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked in a branch more relevant to my major (I am in Aerospace, and I worked in a Civil Engineering Department). They are great about getting you a position, but not always the best about matching major to job.

Advice

Ask for more work! (if you can handle it) Your manager will be grateful at how willing you are to take on more tasks and will bring you into bigger projects if you ask. Also, ask to do more things than just your job. I got to do lots of cool tours just by getting into contact with people outside of my branch.
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IT Intern

June 2020 • Oklahoma City, OK

What I liked

Super nice managers. Flexible schedule. They supported me in branching out and pursuing new projects with my free time. Learned new database skills. Received diversity training.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the time was not very structured as in you have lots of free time, and there were a lot of meetings to attend but you've just got to learn to say no.

Advice

Go for it. I've never thought about working for a federal government but it turns out to be a pretty enjoyable easy job.
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Data Entry Intern

June - August 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

The people were very nice and the environment was very relaxed.

What I wish was different

I wish the job had been more geared toward my major (computer science).

Advice

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Air Traffic Control Safety Monitoring Intern

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the diversity in the workplace at the FAA.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern

June - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The professional networking opportunities and the ability to see what goes on behind the scenes in the federal government. The program organizers were very adamant about our professional development training and now I feel more capable entering the workforce after graduation. Additionally, I got to go the the FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. twice!

What I wish was different

I wish it was a more individualized experience that was better suited to my skill set.

Advice

Teamwork and group projects are vital to success.
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FDI Intern

June - August 2016 • Egg Harbor Township, NJ

What I liked

I was exposed to lots of different projects including UAVs and Helicopters.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more work to do, and more meaningful work.

Advice

Have the initiative to ask for more work if you feel bored or if you feel your role is not enough. Be willing to try new things.
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