CO-OP Student (SPRING 2023) – Systems Engineering

Company Details

TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL SECURITY MIT Lincoln Laboratory researches and develops a broad array of advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs. What sets us apart from many national R&D laboratories is our focus on building operational prototypes of the unique systems we design.

Group 75 expertise includes systems engineering as well as system architecture, integration, test, and verification.

Example projects include satellite passive imaging sensors, space and ground laser communications systems, and airborne laser radar and imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft.

Position Description

The Systems Engineering Group seeks a student to assist staff members in Systems Engineering, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, and/or Computer Science.  Example projects include imaging sensors, laser communications systems, and radar systems for airborne, terrestrial and space environments with an emphasis on small satellites and CubeSat applications.  Systems Engineering duties may include supporting payload architecture definition (optical, mechanical, electrical), generating system-level block diagrams (electrical and/or mechanical), environment hazard analysis of sensitive components, integration and test planning, and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) work.  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering duties may include structural and thermal testing, design using SolidWorks, creating databases, and running software analysis codes.  Computer Science tasks may include creating system models, creating software analysis models and analyzing the results using Matlab.


The successful candidate should have at least a junior standing in their engineering or physics field.   Programs of study include Aeronautics/Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent. One or more of the following experiences are preferred, but not required: CAD, computer programming (such as Matlab), and/or MBSE.  The length of a typical fall co-op term is 4-6 months.

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.

Requisition ID: 38473

Tagged as: systems engineering, internship, co-op

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