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 Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group provides assessments of novel technologies and system concepts in solution of significant defense and intelligence needs and, where appropriate, rapidly develops prototype solutions to demonstrate concepts or provide fieldable capability. To accomplish these goals, the group taps Laboratory-wide knowledge and couples this with the group’s strong systems analysis expertise. Modeling, often supported by quick measurements and tests, is used to evaluate the feasibility of proposed solutions to problems, as well as to creatively develop new alternatives. Products of this assessment process include briefings and proposals for follow-on development efforts. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group often leads multi-group coalitions in the execution of these efforts.
The Advanced Capabilities & Systems Group is seeking individuals for summer internship positions to contribute to a number of challenging projects within the Group including the following:
- Embedded software development to support control and autonomy solutions for small air vehicle systems
- Development of robust real-time object recognition and tracking approaches that can operate on size, weight, and power limited mobile platforms
- Development of novel image processing and sensor control algorithms for detection of low contrast objects in infrared imagery with challenging clutter
- Evaluation of novel optimization algorithms for airborne mission planning
In addition to the above topics, there are other potential summer internship opportunities with the group, and we will broadly consider candidates meeting the position requirements below.
- Current BS, MS, or PhD students in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or other technical field, coupled with the ability to apply talents to new fields.
- Demonstrated excellence in communication skill and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences are required.
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.