Group 93: Summer Research Intern (Space Systems and Technology)

Date: Mar 24, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Satellites perform important functions critical to national security such as navigation, communications, missile warning weather forecasting, and surveillance. As space becomes increasingly congested and contested, maintaining awareness of the location, activity, capability and intent of objects in space is critical for ensuring the safe and effective operation of US satellites.


The Information Integration and Decision Support Group provides information and insights with the goal of enabling the protection and defense of US satellites. We do this by operating state of the art sensors, developing advanced algorithms and software prototypes, conducting studies, and engaging directly with space operators to understand their needs. Our diverse team of researchers have expertise in a wide range of fields from software development, data science, AI/MI, satellite and sensor operations, and astrodynamics. They have access to near-real time data from our own sensors as well as the US global network of ground-based and space-based sensors. Our group’s work has broad impact that ranges from informing the safe operation of actual satellites to influencing senior government leaders to ensure that the nation is making wise investments in new capabilities.

Job Description


The Information Integration and Decision Support Group is seeking summer interns from a variety of backgrounds to join our team to help design, implement and assess the performance of novel algorithms, data analytics, and senor operation techniques.

Required Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled in a degree program in Computer Science, Aero/Astro Engineering, Data Science Math, Physics, Astronomy or a related technical field.
  • Completed at least through sophomore year at time of employment
  • GPA 3.2/4.0 or higher
  • Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, Java or other scientific programming languages
  • Interest in learning new things and willing to venture outside of one’s academic comfort zone

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: 40562 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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