The MITRE Corporation Systems Engineering Intern in Bedford, Massachusetts

Systems Engineering Intern


Systems Engineering Interns

Do you want to help analyze data and do the analysis needed to contribute to solving our nation’s 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?

MITRE’s 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 day—working 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.

Systems Engineering Interns do?

MITRE’s Systems Engineering Internshelp 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.

What are some examples of last summer’s Systems Engineering Internships?

  • Responsible for determining key information for mission capability areas and developing prototype solutions and managing a lab infrastructure

  • Business process model (BPM) development, business requirements documentation, and participating and taking notes in stakeholder engagement meetings

  • Supply Chain Risk Assessment used for background checks

  • Helping with requirements for a mew mission planning software

  • Developed pieces of a website designed to collect and display logs of distributed systems

  • Running cost models to determine the cost of migrating to a cloud


What does an Systems Engineering Intern have:

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

  • Sustained excellence in academic performance

  • High level desire to help their nation solve its most critical problems

  • Exhibits the characteristics of a continuous learner

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)\

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  • 70% of MITRE’s full-time jobs require US government security clearances, therefore many internships require that the candidates be clearable.\

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  • We are also looking for new Bachelors, Masters and PhD graduates for full-time positions\

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

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Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

Other Locations United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs, United States-Virginia-McLean, United States-California-San Diego

This requisition requires a clearance of None

Travel No

Job Posting Sep 10, 2017, 8:12:11 PM

Req ID: 00047397