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Parsons

Mechanical Engineering Intern

June 2021 • Dahlgren, VA

What I liked

I liked the opportunity to learn about engineering design and ship integration for a new classified non-lethal directed energy system and test container. I collaborated with senior engineers on several large-scale design projects for the ship. The internship provided a versatile and team-oriented environment improving my communication, analytical, organizational, and CAD skills. I gained experience in development, testing, and evaluation of next generation naval systems, mechanical components, equipment, RF sensors, and machinery specific to high-voltage RF transmitter systems. I also learned more about the integration of HPM systems in shipboard applications, digital and analog control systems, and electromagnetic interference mitigation techniques. This internship motivated me to apply my knowledge in real-world engineering projects.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship were located closer to my house or a potential remote work option because it was a long commute.

Advice

They are very open to questions and new ideas, so don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions.
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Systems Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

They provide a lot of opportunities to learn; technical skills, interview skills, networking, etc.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Centreville, VA

What I liked

Great people and culture

What I wish was different

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Civil Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Tons of experience and other engineers offering information and help

What I wish was different

More structured intern program. I t was sometimes hard for the engineers to find assignments that were at an intern's level.

Advice

Always ask questions because sometimes not all the information is given with an initial project.
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Computer Engineering Intern

January - August 2017 • Centreville, VA

What I liked

I appreciated being treated as part of the team, and as if I was full time. I was given the same responsibility as full time engineers, and felt like I was able to contribute to my projects.

What I wish was different

The only real complaint I have is the location. Centreville doesn't have a ton to do but has very busy traffic.

Advice

I would recommend getting to know as many people as possible, and to ask many questions.
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