Group 93 - Information Integration and Decision Support - CO-OP Student (Spring 2023)

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The nation’s satellites perform important civil, scientific, and national defense functions such as navigation, communications, weather forecasting, astronomical observations, and surveillance. As space becomes increasingly congested and contested, maintaining awareness of all man‐made objects around the Earth is critical for ensuring the safe and effective operation of U.S. satellites. Our researchers are collecting data from a global network of ground‐based and space‐based sensors to help both military and civil organizations track objects in space, monitor potential threats, and protect critical national assets. We leverage advanced data processing capabilities that rapidly ingest observations from the Space Surveillance Network and integrate that data to generate an accurate picture of the space environment around the Earth and to make predictions about evolving activity in space. We work closely with organizations such as the United States Space Force in order to maintain situational awareness in the space domain and to respond to rapidly changing events in space. 

Job Description


The Information Integration and Decision Support Group is seeking a student Co‐Op to work with our team developing techniques to detect, track, and monitor satellites in orbit around the Earth. This role will be part of a larger team working on using data from diverse sources to improve the Nation’s ability to detect, track and characterize all objects in space. Responsibilities may include data analysis, software development and algorithm performance assessment. The candidate should have demonstrable experience or recent, relevant course work in software development and data analysis. Assignments will require the candidate to work independently and in a team environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role. We are seeking highly motivated, bright and creative individuals who can think broadly, demonstrate initiative, and develop solutions in a rapid prototyping environment, and who wish to contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology in support of National Security.

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Physics, Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Familiarity with Java and Matlab.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance.


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.


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