The MITRE Corporation Data Analytics / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Internships in Bedford, Massachusetts

Data Analytics / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Internships


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.

What do MITRE Data Analytics / Operations Research / Statistics / Math Interns do?

MITRE’s Data Analytics /Operations Research / Statistics / Math Interns help strengthen our sponsor’s effectiveness by using data analytics, statistical analysis, and modeling and simulations methods to drive analytically-defensible decisions. They apply advanced analytical and mathematical techniques to solve complex decision problems—those with multiple alternatives that require quantitative analysis to confidently select the best one. Analysts use high performance computing, cloud Computing, big data analytics, and data visualization tools and techniques to improve system designs, to assist in making difficult policy and acquisition decisions, to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency, and to achieve the highest quality engineering solutions.

What are some examples of last summer’s Data Analytics / Operations Research / Statistics / Math Intern ships?

  • Applied state of the art data analytics and machine learning techniques to help solve challenging real-world problems in health care, transportation, and financial fraud

  • Research and gather information on machine learning/neural networks needed to conduct an experiment in MATLAB on generated data

  • Compiling master quick look documents for real world missile events and compiled data from events this summer and performed analysis on the effectiveness of each reporting system

  • Researching different analytic tools and which type of data they can ingest; then researched further in depth some of these tools that had the capability to ingest the necessary data

  • Working with Tableau to interpret and create visualizations of large data sets


What does an ideal Data Analytics / Operations Research / Statistics / Math Intern have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to retrieve data from databases and other systems and tools using queries, exporting capabilities, and other effective methods

  • Understanding of or experience with statistical software and data visualization tools such as R, SPSS, SAS, MS Access, Python, Visual Basic, UNIX, shell scripting, and/or SAS/JMP.

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following--Java, Python, XML, HTML, C#, Objective C; Database design & development including SQL.

  • On-going 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-Maryland-Bethesda, United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs, United States-Virginia-McLean, United States-California-San Diego, United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction

This requisition requires a clearance of None

Travel No

Job Posting Oct 6, 2017, 9:28:35 AM

Req ID: 00047379