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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 66-Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Laboratory provides technical expertise to the US government in domains ranging from cybersecurity to novel radar design to advanced microelectronics, and more.

The Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. Lasercom offers dramatically increased data rates and enhanced physical security relative to standard radio frequency-based communications systems. The Group has expertise in communications; optics; electro-optics; optical turbulence mitigation; precise pointing control systems; embedded systems; command, control, and telemetry; test set design and fabrication; data analysis; modeling; and simulation.

Job Description


Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Candidate for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate level degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5

  • Ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and experience listening to the needs of customers. The ability to articulate solutions to engineers in other disciplines who possess little understanding of software systems

  • Proficiency with C/C++ and Java programming languages, familiarity with XML and JSON data interchange format

  • Knowledge to develop, implement, test and evaluate novel algorithms and concept

    Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

  • Background in signal processing

  • Knowledge in database design and working with large data sets

  • Strong background in Unified Modeling Language (UML) and understanding of the associated behavioral and structural diagrams describing software

  • Proficiency in high-level prototyping software languages such as MATLAB Simulin

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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