The Interns are Here!

Noblis welcomes 50 undergraduate and graduate interns to our 10-week summer internship program

Kunal Naik was looking for a summer internship after his freshman year of college. When he stumbled upon Noblis through a university internship database, he knew right away that it was the internship for him.

“When I looked into it, the plethora of projects that Noblis does were all intriguing to me,” Naik said. “So I knew that, through the internship program, I’d be doing a project that I actually want to do and have a product that I’d actually be proud of.”

On June 5, he filed into the Noblis headquarters building in Reston, Va., with 49 other interns from across the country to kick off the summer internship program.

Noblis is hosting the company’s largest group of interns ever this summer.

The 10-week program runs from June through August, culminating with interns making final presentations to an audience that includes President and CEO Amr ElSawy and the Executive Council. The students range from undergrad to Ph.D. level, and are making an impact in computer science, telecommunications, cyber security, data/knowledge management, and marketing and design projects across the company, just to name a few.

Naik is working with a web application that helps medical patients take the correct medication and prevent issues with taking the wrong medication.

“I’m looking forward to making an impact on the project I’m doing,” he said. “I chose this project because I thought it would have a big effect on a lot of people, so I’m looking forward to working on the application.”

Throughout the program interns will also post a series of blog entries about themselves, the research they’ve done, and their experiences as interns.

“I’m excited about the blog,” Chia-Hua Peng said. “We’ll get to share something fun.”

Like Naik, Peng is a summer intern at Noblis and is working on a project he is passionate about that involves mixed reality technology.

“I heard that there was the opportunity to work with mixed reality, which is definitely what I’m interested in,” Peng said. “I really do think that this [internship] is the perfect match, since I can learn something from Noblis and also form my own projects and get a lot of experience.”

While he’s only been at Noblis for a week, Peng is confident that he made the right choice.

“The work is my favorite,” he said. “I really enjoy it so far.”