Group 45 - Summer Research Program Intern (Homeland Sensors and Analytics)

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Homeland Sensors and Analytics Group builds technology to counter threats to our critical infrastructure, land and maritime borders, transportation systems, and public places.  We focus on the development and fielding of advanced sensors, AI and data analytics, and integrated human-machine decision making to help recognize and disrupt these threats.  We specialize in collecting and processing a wide range of data types — including radar, video, imagery, text, point cloud, transactional, and body-worn sensor data — from both commercial and Laboratory-developed sensors. We often apply advanced machine learning methods to convert raw data into actionable insights about the activities of threat actors, networks, or organizations.  Our ultimate goal is to field solutions that significantly enhance the decision-making process of analysts and operators who secure the homeland.  Learn more at

Job Description


This position requires a computer scientist, engineer, mathematician or human factors engineer to aid in the design, research or development of sensors, software or data analytics capabilities.  The specific summer assignment could include research on deep learning, video analytics, user interfaces and visualizations, natural language processing, software architectures, radar or optical systems, user-in-the-loop experimentation, or human-machine interaction. 


Candidates with various educational levels who are in the process of earning a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree will be considered.  Candidates should have some degree of relevant technical expertise, either through coursework or prior research activities.


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: 40581 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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