Industry: Engineering/Energy
Type of Internship: Data Analysis/Reporting, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design/Testing/Quality Control
Student Name: Jessica Scolnic
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Engineering Education
Position Title: Manufacturing Intern
Hours: 45 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?


  1. Complete daily gage maintenance, including tracking and remedying of due/delinquent gages. Work closely with MQEs, business leader, operators and the calibration lab to keep necessary gages calibrated and available. Streamline the process in any way possible, including creating a database and automated “gage due for calibration” notification system to inform calibration lab of gages in need of preparation. Create a comprehensive listing of vendor and farm-out information to be used by TEPM business leader. Track cost, quantity and location of aged works in progress, informing business leader of findings during a weekly Quality meeting. Ensure that parts continue to move and MRBs are processed. 


How did you find this internship?


  1. GE Aviation recruits pretty heavily from Tufts. I went to a SWE dinner with Alumni employees, the career fair, and then had an interview after applying through Jumbo Jobs. 


What do you enjoy most about your internship?
  1. I am learning a ton about GE as a business, corporate life in general, and manufacturing. I am also meeting people with hundreds of different careers and learning how they got where they are. 


What do you find challenging?
  1. GE Aviation Manufacturing is a union environment, which I had never experienced before. Not everyone at the site cares about their job or works hard or follows rules. Your job is to get things done even when the people who need to help you are uncooperative. 


What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?
  1. To make the most of a manufacturing internship at GE Aviation, I have two pieces of advice. 1. Start as early as possible. The interns who start the earliest get the best jobs and the most training. 2. The main thing you will gain out of your internship with GE is connections. Even if your work doesn't interest you, ask around and talk to as many people as possible with different jobs. 


About the Organization

General Electric Aviation
Lynn, MA


  1. General Electric Aviation Lynn, MA

    GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as avionics, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft with an extensive global service network to support these products.