Lockheed Martin Celebrates National Intern Day 2021

Lockheed Martin Celebrates National Intern Day 2021
July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021 marks a day of celebration for our nation’s young workforce.

Declared “National Intern Day” by WayUp, the last Thursday in July pays tribute to the hard work of America's future leaders.

With more than 2,000 individuals making up this year’s Summer Intern Class, Lockheed Martin is proudly putting young minds to the test and letting them shoot for the stars.

One such mind is Alexis Vadja, a rising sophomore at Penn State University and a first-time Software Engineering Intern.

When looking to find a job that would help her gain experience in computer science, she prioritized companies that are mission driven, and have core values similar to her own.

For Alexis, Lockheed Martin was a perfect fit. However, having completed just one year in her undergraduate program, she was unsure about fitting in at the company.

Now, having spent the last eight weeks on the job, she feels like a valued member of her engineering team, working on projects that have a lasting impact.

Alexis is not alone in her experience.

Alexis Vajda, Software Engineer Intern
Frank St. John

Lockheed Martin has a long history of providing opportunities for young employees and helping them build lifelong careers.

Best exemplifying this is none other than the Chief Operating Officer of the company, Frank St. John, who began his own career at Lockheed Martin as a high school engineering intern more than 30 years ago. 

"My intern experience cemented in my mind that I wanted to be an engineer," he says. "It was a real defining moment in terms of shaping my future. After seeing the significance of the work Lockheed Martin does first-hand, I knew I wanted to make a career here."

Each young employee has a unique reason for pursuing a career at the company: 
 For Gregory Kipp, it is getting the opportunity to explore and learn about state-of-the-art technology and having the chance to work on a variety of projects.
For Leo Rodriguez, it is getting to work directly with and on the F-35 fighter.
For Mary Bauman, it was her experience at the 2019 CodeQuest competition.
For Svanik Shirodkar, it is being able to support the U.S. Military.
Gregory Kipp, Systems Engineering Intern
Leo Rodriguez, Operations Engineering Intern
Mary Bauman, Software Development Intern

No matter what it was that drew these young professionals to the company, this class of interns has exhibited unparalleled resiliency and dedication to their work in the face of challenging circumstances.

Student programs are open to all Engineering majors, as well as Mathematics, Physics, Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources and associated disciplines at Lockheed Martin.

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