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United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Subcontract Management and Procurement Intern

May - July 2021 • Cape Canaveral, FL

What I liked

Very hands-on experience; many opportunities to interact with other interns and develop understanding and connections around our individual projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to explore other functions of an organization outside of your department. It not only provides you with an opportunity to understand your respective business/industry, but your mentors will have an opportunity to look at the same functions/departments from a different perspective.
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Lompoc, CA

What I liked

I love ULA! And California

What I wish was different

My internship didn't end with a car accident that broke my spine in 2 places :)

Advice

Moving across the country for the summer is awesome.
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IT Asset Management Intern

May - July 2019 • Golden, CO

What I liked

Great company culture and a flexible schedule.

What I wish was different

A little less red tape.

Advice

Ask for exceptions to some of the red tape as an intern.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

The people were friendly and helpful. The work was engaging and relevant.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Data Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved the challenge of working at a company which is innovating at massive rates in order to be competitive long term. Everyone I had the pleasure of working with was incredibly intelligent and supportive, and each employee has the same goal: 100% mission success.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Full-Stack Software Engineer

May - August 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Great work envronment, interesting projects related to the rocket launch industry a large and fun intern group and a care for employees well being a work life Balance.

What I wish was different

Advice

Put yourself out there to make new connections and open new opportunities
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Computer Science Intern

June - August 2018 • Decatur, AL

What I liked

I had a meaningful project and worked with very helpful people.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been longer.

Advice

Be prepared to answer a lot of " tell us about a time when" style questions in your interview.
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IT Intern

May - June 2018 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

Practically everything. The program was very well structured, and I liked both the work and after-work things I was doing.

What I wish was different

It's hard to think of anything.

Advice

Make sure you like working with engineers and talking about space and rockets nonstop.
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Booster Propulsions Intern

May - July 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I loved the community and challenge of the project I was working on. I also really liked knowing that I was contributing to real engineering and my work would fly on a rocket one day.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer because I had so much to do and so little time to actually complete it.

Advice

Go in with an open mind. There are a lot of interesting tasks that you can take on but you can choose. That is the point of the internship, to figure out what you actually want to do.
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Propulsion Design Intern

June - August 2017 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Interns are given actual projects to design and develop hardware or software which will either fly on a rocket or will be used to build a rocket. Projects are challenging and interns are given autonomy to go and complete them with minimal oversight, but adequate support.

What I wish was different

Interns were split between multiple buildings, so it was difficult to get to know the 50+ other interns who were at headquarters as well

Advice

Participate in the intern rocket program! We built and launched a 53 foot rocket in our free time over the summer, funded by ULA, and that was a great learning experience that let me meet people and learn a lot outside of work
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2018 • Golden, CO

What I liked

The location was amazing as it was very close to family and near the highway. I loved the people and the relationships I made. A lot of my coworkers cared about my well being and looked after me

What I wish was different

I wish I would've explored the area more. I felt like majority of my summer was me working at a desk

Advice

I would recommend ULA to any intern or professional looking for job experience. I had an amazing time and am eager to return next summer!
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