Group 22: Counter WMD Systems - Summer Research Program Intern (B)

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

We welcome you to apply to become an impactful member of our collaborative, dynamic team in the Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) Systems Group!


The C-WMD Systems Group develops innovative systems and technologies for prevention, preparedness, characterization, detection, mitigation, medical response, remediation, and attribution of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) and related threats. Our principal R&D sponsors are the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Our mission-oriented staff members work in collaborative project teams to study and develop solutions for a broad range of technical questions of importance to countering the proliferation and use of WMDs.  Learn more on our website:

We Offer:

  • The opportunity to generate real-world impact to national security and broader society through your work on challenging technology problems.
  • Exposure to a broad and deep range of technologies, expertise, and senior government stakeholders.
  • The opportunity to help shape the rapid growth of our new Biotechnology and Human Systems Division.
  • A strong culture of team success through individual growth.  This includes technical and professional development courses, tuition assistance, and mentorship opportunities to continue your career journey.

Job Description

As a Summer Research Program Intern you will work with your team to address key stakeholder needs and further the Group’s mission through a collaboratively-designed summer research project, e.g., in:

  • Computational biology AI models for protein property prediction.
  • Development and testing of novel sensor systems to identify and interdict chemical, biological, and explosive threats.
  • Empirical and computational models of the transport of contaminants in various environments.
  • Use of technology and architecture concepts to aid in situational awareness and decision support.
  • Monitoring of population pathogen levels through wastewater characterization.


  • Currently enrolled in either graduate (Masters or PhD) or undergraduate (Bachelors) studies in an engineering, scientific, or mathematical field. For undergraduates, completion of junior year toward B.S., B.E. or B.A. is preferred.
  • Familiarity and/or experience in areas such as biology/biotechnology, software development, artificial intelligence and other data analytics algorithms, applied mathematical models and simulations with respect to real world problems.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with highly interdisciplinary teams.  Successful candidates have a high level of motivation, strong desire for collaboration, and deep respect for their colleagues.
  • Interest and ability to consistently learn and apply new things to solve national security challenges.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation and obtain / maintain a minimum of a Secret-level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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