Group 46: Summer Research Program Intern (Homeland Protection Systems)

Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Description


The Homeland Protection Systems group works with U.S. government agencies and military partners to develop, assess, and rapidly transition advanced systems in support of the Homeland’s strategic interests. The group has deployed novel technology solutions to address security challenges in the national airspace, in urban centers, and at critical infrastructure sites. We specialize in algorithm and hardware prototyping, systems integration, systems analysis, and field testing, especially as related to air security operations. Our research efforts also include climate change, air, land, and maritime border security, and disaster response. Learn more about what our group does here


Our group is seeking motivated graduate students and experienced undergraduates to assist with projects addressing homeland security challenges with machine learning. Summer student assignments may include research on state of the art algorithms in computer vision, reinforcement learning, and/or representation learning applied to challenging, real-world datasets. The candidate will work in a team-oriented development environment.

The summer internship program is open to candidates with varying educational levels, including those in the process of earning a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in a Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field.


Experience in the following is required:

• Proficient in Python

• Experience with one or more machine learning libraries such as PyTorch, Scikit-learn Pytorch Lightning, Keras, or TensorFlow

• Experience with software engineering concepts, including version control (e.g., Git), and unit testing


Experience in one or more of the following is desired:

• Proficient with data analysis libraries (e.g., Pandas) or languages (e.g., Matlab)

• Experience with applying ML algorithms to real-world datasets


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: 40717 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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