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Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering Internships

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You are not applying for a specific position. Applying to this pipeline requisition will put you in a candidate pool that will be viewed by technical leaders and recruiters for opportunities across the company.  

What do Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering Interns do?

MITRE’s Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering interns help to design, analyze, and implement state-of-the-art communications and electronic systems across a diverse set of environments from antenna and sensor design to developing and securing hardware, firmware and embedded software, to modeling and simulation, applied signal processing and commercial and military communications systems. Interns are typically given specific task assignments that help support broader ongoing research and development projects. Activities range from research and literature review to modeling and simulation, engineering analysis and prototype development, antenna design and fabrication, photonics, and data collection and analysis, including field test exercises.

What are some examples projects done by Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering Interns?

  • Designed and verified real-time signal processing modules for a FPGA implementation of next generation military GPS receivers
  • Used software defined radios to implement communication protocols and perform signal analysis using statistics and machine learning
  • Investigated optimal quantization strategies for GPS receivers in the presence of adversarial jamming
  • Implemented custom test and analytical tools to evaluate impacts of spectrum co-use between DoD assets and commercial LTE signals
  • Researched and recommended error correction coding techniques for physically unclonable functions (PUFs) in the presence of attackers with physical access
  • Co-taught a two-week course on embedded security to high school students
  • Worked in the remote sensing department to create masks to block out clouds (unwanted information)
  • Developed C++ code to interact with custom hardware peripherals to provide status and control interfaces to higher-level software on a complex SoC prototype
  • Developed simulation tools to predict the navigation performance of satellites or other space vehicles

What knowledge, skills and attributes do we look for in students hired for our Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering Intern positions?

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or similar field, with an interest and/or a strong foundation in at least one technical EE/ECE sub-discipline.  In some cases, high school students may be considered for internships.
  • Interest and breadth in several sub-disciplines within EE/ECE, including information and coding theory, digital signal processing, wireless communications, computer architecture, embedded software, embedded security, cryptography, analog design, RF/EM, sensors and antennas, photonics, power systems, and software architecture and design
  • Sustained excellence in academic performance
  • High level desire to help their nation solve its most critical problems
  • Many of our jobs welcome those students who have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving
  • Exhibits the characteristics of a continuous learner

Additional Information
  • Clearance: Hiring requisitions for some roles may require a U.S. Government Security clearance.
  • Salary: The salary below is the starting range for incoming freshman. Intern salaries are based on how much of their degree program a student has completed as well as some other factors.

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Salary compensation range and midpoint:
$27,000 - $34,000 - $40,500 Annual

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