MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Capabilities and Technologies Group within the Space Systems and Technology Division develops technologies and techniques for space control, space surveillance missions, as well as terrestrial applications. The group's principal efforts involve the development of advanced satellite systems concepts, technologies and data exploitation methods. The group's current research activities span a broad range of topics, including novel visible and infrared optical systems, optical interferometry, and computational imaging and analytics, advanced image processing algorithms and techniques, and evaluation of technologies for new space systems. The group seeks researchers and technologists from a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, physics, astronomy and mathematics.

The Advanced Capabilities and Technologies Group is seeking a summer intern to contribute to the development of spacecraft technologies. The intern will help develop initial system concepts, detailed designs of prototypes and experiments in support of this work. The intern may also help with computational analysis of structures, mechanical design, fabrication (machining, 3D printing), assembly, testing and data post-processing.


  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or graduate student in a relevant field such as Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.

  • Experience with Matlab, LabView and Solidworks (or other CAD package).

  • Working with hardware including traditional fabrication, additive manufacturing and assembly.

  • Candidate who likes to tinker and isn’t afraid to learn new subjects quickly.

  • Minimum GPA 3.5

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.