An internship may just be the best place to start. However, even more important than a well-placed internship is the intern herself.
Life, in many ways, is about who you know. I think we all wish it were different, but it so often plays out personally and professionally that the statement is hard to argue. Accepting this truth, I’d like to move on to a more encouraging idea. The idea that we actually have a significant role to play in our own future; that our actions and hard work will pay off in ways that we could simply never imagine.
Ironically, this video about NASA interns was my final project as someone who “worked at NASA”. In many ways, it was one of the easier stories to produce, from a technical standpoint. However, it had a way of resonating personally, for one simple reason: Many years ago I jump-started my entire career by becoming a NASA intern.