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

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Description


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.

Our group is looking for summer students to aid in the research or development of software or algorithms. The specific summer assignment could include research or development on video analytics, user interfaces and visualizations, real-time video processing, or full stack software engineering. The candidate will work in a team-oriented development environment. Learn more about what our team does here

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

Experience in the following is required:


  • Project or work experience with C/C++, Java, or Python
  • Familiarity with GIT or other source control

Experience in one or more of the following is desired:


  • Ability to analyze and understand existing codebases
  • Coursework or experience in statistical analysis or machine learning
  • MATLAB programming experience
  • 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.


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: 40711 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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