What is it Like to be a NASA Intern?
We asked prospective interns that follow us on social media what questions they had for our current interns.
You asked…they answered! Let’s take a look:
Answer: “Yes, sometimes astronauts request to run through the International Space Station simulation that we have using the hyper-reality lab.”
Answer: “Persistence is the key to getting your first NASA internship. Work hard, study hard, keep applying and persevere.”
Answer: “NASA is looking for passionate, smart and curious, full-time students, who are U.S. citizens, at least 16 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.”
Answer: “In addition to STEM majors, NASA has many opportunities for students studying business, photography, English, graphics and public relations.”
Answer: “The highlight has been the chance to learn a lot more about embedded systems and coding for them, and just seeing how everyone’s efforts in lab come together for our small part in the AVIRIS-NG project.”
Answer: Yes! Here at the Kennedy Space Center is where all the action takes place. Check out the schedule on our website!”
Answer: “There are 10 NASA field centers and they all accept interns.”
Answer: “Yes, we do! I am currently working in tech development for an X-ray telescope that is launched into space to take pictures of our galaxy.”
Answer: “The greatest thing I’ve learned as a NASA intern is to not be afraid of failing and to get involved in any way you can. NASA is a very welcoming environment that offers a lot of opportunities for its interns to learn.”
Answer: My favorite experience from being a NASA intern is meeting people from all around the world and being exposed to the different cultures.”
Want to become a NASA intern? Visit intern.nasa.gov to learn about the open opportunities and follow @NASAInterns on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates!
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