Group 91--Summer Research Program Intern (Advanced Capabilities and Technologies)

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Advanced Capabilities and Technologies Group researches and develops technology for advanced satellite systems that are used to monitor the activity of objects in space and to perform remote sensing of Earth. Our work focuses on the development of instruments, hardware, and algorithms that provide both space-based and ground-based systems with novel capabilities for detecting, tracking, and imaging objects in space and on Earth. We also manage the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) program, which uses ground-based electro-optical sensors at a field site in Socorro, New Mexico, to find and catalog near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and comets. Since 1997, the LINEAR program has discovered 50% of the known asteroids in our solar system.


Job Description:


The group seeks Summer 2024 intern students to contribute to a number of challenging projects related to advanced capabilities for space systems. Each intern will be mentored by a technical staff member and work within a project team to develop new system concepts and technologies. Projects may involve: testing and characterization of electro-optical components for a space payload, automation of high-speed instrumentation data collection and analysis, running modeling and simulation tools, operating optical systems in lab experiments, or development and implementation of data analysis algorithms.


Candidates should have a strong academic background and be working toward a BS, MS, or PhD in mathematics, science, engineering, or related disciplines.  Candidates should also demonstrate strong communications skills and the ability to work proactively and independently.



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: 40945 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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