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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:

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Answer: “Yes, sometimes astronauts request to run through the International Space Station simulation that we have using the hyper-reality lab.”

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Answer: “Persistence is the key to getting your first NASA internship. Work hard, study hard, keep applying and persevere.”

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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.”

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Answer: “In addition to STEM majors, NASA has many opportunities for students studying business, photography, English, graphics and public relations.”

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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.”

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Answer: Yes! Here at the Kennedy Space Center is where all the action takes place. Check out the schedule on our website!”

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Answer: 

“There are 10 NASA field centers and they all
accept interns.”

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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.”

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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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Source: NASA

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