I couldn’t post pictures from work, but these are from an event called ‘The Northrop Grumman Summer Games’ where the intern team took home gold!

Internship at Northrop Grumman

I spent the summer of 2017 working for Northrop Grumman as an Electronics and Payloads Intern in Melbourne, Florida. Although much of the work that I completed over the internship was classified For Official Use Only, I can share basic details about the assignments. My work over the summer consisted of 3 main assignments: 1. Writing Visual Basic code for an employee query macro, 2. Decomposing government-issued requirements documents to help guide design and details for a contract bid, and 3. Examining communications terminals on existing warfighters for potential use on alternative projects, involving heavy research into the schematics and communications infrastructure of existing warfighters. Through these projects, I also learned about the structure of the large government contractor; I learned how the proposals are bid for by a given team, and how a different team develops the product to meet the requirements. I learned about the extensive regulations that accompany fulfilling contracts filed by the federal government, and about the intensive safety factor in any product designed for the military. I’m thankful to Northrop Grumman for the chance to learn about the aerospace industry from a position within one of the biggest defense contractors in the United States.