Group 43--Summer Research Program Intern Air Traffic Control Systems)

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


If you are interested in developing exciting new technologies that enable safe, efficient, and secure transportation for the nation, the Air Traffic Control Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory may be the place for you. We work in a wide range of mission areas, including weather sensing and forecasting, climate change mitigation, air traffic management, advanced air mobility, aviation cyber security, and military logistics. Our group brings together experts across multiple disciplines – systems analysis, meteorology, mathematics, computer science, aerospace engineering, human factors, and others – to address challenging and impactful real-world transportation problems. We develop unique and advanced prototype systems, and work closely with the US government, users, industry and academia to integrate cutting-edge systems into operations. Our technologies have been recognized nationally through numerous R&D100 awards, and we are proud to serve the country through our research. We offer a collegial work environment, value teamwork and diversity, and allow for flexible work arrangements.

Job Description

The Air Traffic Control Systems Group is developing a range of advanced technologies to improve transportation and logistics safety and/or efficiency. This summer internship position project will involve the design and development of algorithms and software for next-generation transportation and logistics decision support systems. The candidate will participate on a product development team and support multiple aspects of the project, potentially including algorithm development leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, user interface design and development, back end software infrastructure development, and documenting software. Typical development languages include Java, Python, C++, and/or MATLAB.

The successful candidate will be pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field.  Experience in software development (e.g., Python, C/C++, Java) required.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain 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.


Requisition ID: 40766 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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