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If you apply for a Test Resource Management Center STEM Internship at White Sands Missile Range, you should be prepared for a challenging 10 weeks that, for many, results in a rewarding career at the birthplace of America’s space and missile program.

For STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) interns, the challenge begins almost immediately with a rigorous interview where students are already coming face to face with WSMR engineers honing in on their critical thinking skills with probing questions.

Former interns said they appreciated the mental challenge of having to come up with the best answer, as opposed to prior interviews that didn’t make them think, said Patti Lucero, director of operations and compliance for TRAX International, the contractor that administers the internship for the OSD Test Resource Management Center to the Major Range Test Facility Bases and other military range and test facilities across the western region of the U.S.

If you are one of the approximately 14 students accepted into the program each year in the Southwest region, extensive planning is undertaken to match each intern with a mentor or team of mentors, and work that complements the intern’s field of study and the needs of the organization.

Read the rest of this article from Chuck Roberts on the WSMR web site