The MITRE Corporation Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering Internships in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Are you looking to strengthen your skills in Electrical and Computer Engineering while helping to apply cutting-edge technologies to solve problems of national significance in the public interest? The MITRE Corporation is seeking to hire highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate interns with skills that span the gamut of EE/ECE topics, 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. MITRE’s interns are supported in team environments and offered several enrichment opportunities, from internal “learning paths” to hackathons to our internal edition of the embedded Capture-The-Flag (eCTF) competition. What’s best? your ideas and contributions will help to make the world a safer place.
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. 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 of recent tasks?
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 does an ideal Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering intern?
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
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