CO-OP Student (SPRING/SUMMER 2023) – Structural & Thermal-Fluids

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.

The Structural & Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group provides innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions through the development of advanced mechanical and aerospace technologies for sea, ground, air, and space-based prototype systems for national security applications. Examples include the development of structural-material systems for spaceborne imaging and laser communication terminals, heat exchangers for high-flux laser and RF solid-state devices, and aerodynamic designs and multifunctional materials for UAV platforms. New technologies and engineering solutions are developed through high-fidelity models and multidisciplinary simulations, environmental and materials characterization testing, and advanced materials to optimize solutions to meet ever increasing performance, size, weight, and environmental challenges.

Position Description

The group seeks a Spring 2023 (approximately January through June) CO-OP student in the Mechanical/Aerospace engineering fields of structural, thermal, and fluids engineering. Duties could include the following: creating and running analysis models (finite element structural and/or thermal models, CFD models, etc), running of internally-developed multidisciplinary simulation software, analyzing model results and generating new designs based on those results, structural and thermal testing, hardware integration, research and development of new capabilities, and design. The group seeks well rounded candidates, placing high value on teamwork, collaboration, and diversity in addition to technical skills.


  • Currently enrolled in a program of study in engineering (Preferred majors: Mechanical Engineering, Aero/Astro, Aerospace Engineering)
  • Completed Mechanics of Materials and Thermal-Fluids or equivalent classes
  • GPA 3.0/4.0 or higher

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: 38965

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