Group 53-Summer Research Program Intern

Date: Feb 4, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

In the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group, we are software, hardware and electrical engineers, cryptographers, computer scientists, system analysts, and security architects who share a common passion for solving some of the hardest technical problems relevant to national security. We pursue innovative, high-impact, practical research in small, focused teams. We succeed by participating in all R&D phases, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology to DoD and Intelligence Community users, sponsors, and industry. Being part of MIT, we also collaborate closely with academia and publish our research in top-tier venues.

Internship Description

We have multiple exciting internship opportunities for students passionate about secure software, hardware, and embedded systems engineering; security system research; and applied cryptography. As a summer research intern, you will help our group create advanced technologies for ensuring security and resiliency of next-generation mission-critical systems. Examples of such systems include both cyber-physical systems (e.g., drones and satellites) and pure cyber systems (e.g., cloud computing and privacy-preserving technology). Each intern will be mentored by a staff member and placed on a team to conduct research and development in one of the above or related areas. Interns will participate fully in our group’s activities, which include many educational and social opportunities.

  • Candidates should be working toward a BS (junior year or later preferred), MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge/experience in any of the following areas:
    • Computer security and network security
    • Secure cloud computing, virtualization, Web services, advanced database technologies, and automation techniques
    • Applied cryptography, security protocols, side-channel-resistance techniques, and tamper detection technologies
    • Software architecture, software engineering, programming (e.g., C/C++, Java, Python, Rust)
    • Software development lifecycle, including design, documentation, and testing
    • Embedded processor design cycle and digital circuit design (e.g., FPGA, VHDL), military operations
    • Analysis of large-scale, software-intensive systems
    • Chaos engineering, reliability engineering, software quality assurance
    • System decomposition and reverse engineering
    • DevOps
  • Demonstrated ability to convert vision into reality and effective communication skills are essential.


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.




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