How have you spent your summer vacation? An internship at NASA may not be the most relaxing way to spend these summer months, but for hundreds of high school and college students, it’s an opportunity to gain valuable experience. The offices and labs here at Goddard Space Flight Center overflow every summer with interns from around the country, working with their mentors to analyze data, design and build instruments, write software, solve problems, and try their hands at unraveling the mysteries of the universe.
Some of Goddard’s interns were also interested in getting a taste of science communication – so we gave them the opportunity to put together an episode of Blueshift. They share their stories of how they got here, what they’re working on, and what the future holds for their education and career plans.