Group 46--Summer Research Program Intern

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Homeland Protection Systems group performs analysis to identify homeland security challenges and develop solutions to address these problems. We assess emerging technologies and their abilities to help protect and prevent threats to the United States, while considering their potential to cause harm if in the wrong hands. These assessments require us to create detailed simulations, conduct physics-based analyses, and evaluate systems in the field. Our analysts and engineers also develop prototype systems, perform demonstrations, and carry out field tests. Our research efforts include climate change, air, land, and maritime border security, critical infrastructure protection, transportation security, and disaster response.

Job Description

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. Learn more about what our team does

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 technical field such as
Physics, Mathematics, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

Experience in the following is required:

• Experience with a high level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, Julia, etc.

Experience in one or more of the following is desired:

• Signal processing and data analysis experience
• Experience applying machine learning and/or computer vision techniques
• Knowledge of sensors and sensor modalities, physics of sensor operation
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

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.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.


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: 39692 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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