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Systems Engineering Intern


McLean, VA
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Systems Engineering Interns


Do you want to help analyze data and do the analysis needed to contribute to solving our nations most critical problems?   Do you want to be mentored by engineers and scientists that are experts in their fields?  Do you want to join over 300 other interns for a summer full of learning, networking and fun?


MITREs people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges.  We are different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.


Our workplace reflects our values. We want you to come as an intern and then join us upon completing your degree so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.



What do Systems Engineering Interns do?


MITREs Systems Engineering Interns help to apply engineering principles and techniques to the collection, development, management, and refinement of requirements.  These requirements would systems, people, processes, architecture, data, and infrastructure. They also help to validate those requirements by translating them from business needs.   Interns may be involved in defining and representing the fundamental structure of systems, system components, their relationships, and interfaces and the interface between the system and its external environment. They may also help with identifying business requirements and desired outcomes, determine cost reasonableness and expected benefits, define system boundaries and inputs and outputs, visualize data flows, capture processing needs, and choose centralized versus distributed processing.


Required Qualifications:   


Students should have a 3.0 or better grade point average and currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or equivalent and meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in systems engineering and desire to focus on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles

  • Basic use of Linux, Windows, or other UNIX flavors: CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mac OS X

  • Hands on experience with basic computer networking and routing.  (This may be a school project, personal project, internship or volunteer experience whereby you can provide evidence of hands on experience).

  • Programming in at least 1 of the following languages: C, C++, Perl, Python, Java, shell scripts

  • Familiarity with some web/front-ends such as SOA, XML, JSON, javascript, HTML 5, CSS

  • Troubleshooting basic internet protocols (DNS, DDNS, DHCP, BOOTP, SMTP, S/FTP, HTTP/S, NFS, CIFS/SMB, PKI, TCP, UDP)

  • Basic experience using at least 1 of the following databases: MySQL, SQL, Oracle, MarkLogic

  • Basic use of virtualization technology such as VMware, Openstack

  • Ability to obtain US Gov't clearance

 Additional Information:


*  Students need to be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree-seeking university program and intend to be enrolled the following semester, as well (exception--we have a few internships for high school students)*


**70% of MITREs full-time jobs require US government security clearances, therefore many internships require that the candidates be clearable. MITRE does not sponsor or hire candidates who require sponsorship in any form to work permanently in the US.**


****Many of our jobs welcome those students who have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.****