NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2019

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  1. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow 

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Pros

    Access to plentiful resources, freedom in research

    Cons

    Less structured than I wanted

  2. "Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow"

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    Former Intern - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Pasadena, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and helpful to each other. Many opportunities to learn. They encouraged research fellows to attend the talks they held on campus.

    Cons

    I've heard some mentors don't provide enough information to the research fellows, making it difficult to be produtive

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  3. "Good intern experience - great learning opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Pasadena, CA
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    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    Academic freedom. Learning is stressed. Chance to work on a project that you can call your own. A chance to see academia blended with industry.

    Cons

    Organizational flaws sometimes impedes progress. The enthusiasm for space exploration felt underwhelming for what I expected.

  4. "Summer Intern for JPL"

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    Former Intern - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Pasadena, CA
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    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    There was a wide range of opportunities available for work. Additionally, there was a large amount of sessions that we could attend to learn more about the different areas the JPL operates in.

    Cons

    The time like any summer internship was limited so it hard to fully see all the cons of working at a place like JPL

  5. "An eye-opening experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working there one summer. It combines the perks of academia (intellectual freedom, stimulating environment) with the perks of industry (steady 9-5ish hours, less pressure to publish).

    Cons

    Can be viewed negatively by professors as it's not a 'true' academic track (even though there are more positions at national laboratories than prestigious universities).

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    "Relaxed place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in La Canada Flintridge, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome projects Chill atmosphere Great co-workers Overall a pretty fun place to work, if you're interested in aerospace, space, or anything with related to long-range communications and engineering

    Cons

    Summer assignments can be hit or miss, could work on a rover or some random post-doc's project Interview process isn't really that rigid, so some interns aren't that great

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