Liaison Engineering Intern
Department: 787 Dreamliner
If there was a manufacturing defect, my group would be notified, and we would tell the technicians how it needed to be fixed. I handled some of the smaller ones (i.e. parts barely out of tolerance, quick analysis using an Excel template) while shadowing bigger ones (when we would forward it to the stress analysis team, or check on the repair in-person). I also did some data analysis on which defects were most common.
I enjoyed the culture of the Boeing South Carolina site. They really fostered mentorship and collaboration between interns and experienced professionals. You also got "teamwear" polos. They also had intern activities. Some of that was dependent on your manager/group as well as if you sought them out on your own (i.e. tours, headshots). At the end, you could accept a returning offer or be considered throughout the company alongside other returning interns. People in my role full-time typically spend a few years or their whole career in it. It was not my dream job so I decided to pass, but I never heard back from another group.
Would recommend it to people who...
are interested in aerospace and/or manufacturing
Impact of work
Time spent working
How did you find the job / apply?
Advice on how to prepare
Take initiative with informational interviews and tours. No interview for returning interns.
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