MIT Lincoln Laboratory CO-OP Student in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.

CO-OP Student-Industrial Security

The six (6) month Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) experience will provide current cooperative educational program students with real world opportunities to gain experience in a fast paced industrial security environment. The assignment will be structured around a robust functional area rotational schedule with the goal of each assignment providing the student with challenging and educationally enriching opportunities. Specific developmental opportunities spanning the Security Services Department’s functional areas include: Physical Security, Information Security, Government Security, Special Security and Strategic Plans and Programs. Duties will involve participating as team member on various strategic security projects, assisting in documenting standard operating procedures for a variety of security-related situations and incidents, assisting in compliance and parcel checks, occasional database maintenance, assisting with government clearances and other personnel security actions, participating in security equipment testing, and providing IS security support.

Applicants should have experience in the use of computer systems, particularly Windows 7, and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Additionally, individuals will be subject to a pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to interface with a variety of security professionals.


• Must be currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor's/master's degree program in Criminal Justice

• Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally required

• Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

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.