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Rejection letter notification?

KukiKuki Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
Hi. I recently applied to a couple internships and I was just wondering if someone could tell me if they sound out notifications for rejection or if they only send you something if you were accepted.

I applied to one specific internship that said they don't give out acceptance notices until late march or early april, but also applied through the NASA Solar system and am wondering if it is a bad sign that I haven't heard anything back from them.

I guess the SOLAR application applies to a lot of different opportunities so maybe I will hear from one eventually and not right away?

And the other internship, I am really antsy for so I guess I'm wondering if I should DEFINITELY hear something either way or if I will only hear from them if accepted. Because if they do send out rejection letters, then so long as I haven't heard something there is still hope! haha.

::sigh:: The stress!
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Replies to: Rejection letter notification?

  • avanish11avanish11 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    A couple of years ago I applied for an internship program/scholarship with the NSA (not NASA). I had an interview with them in early-mid May, during which they told me I'd probably get an acceptance or rejection letter within 2 weeks. 2 months pass, and I still don't hear a single thing from them, so I sent them an email asking what was going on. They replied by saying that I was denied. A few days later, I got a letter in the mail saying the same thing. I'd say that there might still be a chance you might get in if NASA does the same thing as NSA.
  • allemanauallemanau Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Speaking as a current NASA intern, there's a lot of upheaval going on within NASA student funding. That may mean that while you are qualified, there's simply no money to hire an intern or they couldn't find a program suitable to hire you through. Retain some hope; there may still be an offer headed your way, and even if there's not, it's not necessarily a reflection on your resume. Best of luck! I heard back for the spring session in late October/early November, if that gives you any perspective.
  • allemanauallemanau Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Note also that if your home institution is affiliated with the Space Grant Consortium for your state, your odds of being hired are much better (in fact, they jump to a non-zero percentage). But the review process takes a while, which is part of the reason for any wait.
  • joegsphjoegsph Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Some companies may send you a rejection letter but, it is not as common as it used to be. More often than not, you won't hear anything unless you are accepted or they are interested in an interview.
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,239 Senior Member
    a lot of the time they just leave your resume to rot, if they aren't going to take you.
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