The MITRE Corporation Systems Engineering Intern in McLean, Virginia

Systems Engineering Intern


Do you want to join our over 300 interns for a summer full of learning, networking and fun? 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?

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The MITRE Corporation is offering internships to highly motivated engineering students with various interests specifically focusing on the communication solutions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) community. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge in a collaborative environment that emphasizes knowledge sharing and continuous professional development. We are seeking highly motivated candidates to:

  1. Conduct technical Research and development related to IP CTS and VRS.

  2. Assist hands-on prototyping and testing activities with IP CTS and VRS solutions and products.


Key Functions:

This position provides an exciting opportunity for an intern to help develop, verify and validate solutions to Deaf and HOH community. The ideal candidate, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Information Technologies or similar, with an interest in systems engineering or other similar technical disciplines, should have a basic introductory knowledge of one or more of the following: computer hardware and software, network standards, and scripting languages.

Project Information: National Test Lab for the FCC's Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)

The NTL also helps moderate technical discussions and disseminate standards with best practices for the IP CTS and VRS services by working directly with both the FCC and the SIP Providers Forum.

The FCC MITRE National Test Lab (NTL) has been established to support the FCC mission to promote efforts in improving routine communications and thus quality of life for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) community. The lab focus is on repeated and rigorous baseline testing of two of the most fundamental FCC-funded community services today, i.e., “Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service” (IP CTS) and SIP-based “Video Relay Service” (VRS). The amount and complexity of independent testing conducted by the lab is expected to evolve in parallel with growth of its inherent capabilities. With independent verification and validation efforts, the NTL will capture unbiased “snapshots” of overall system interoperability and performance observations and measurements across both current art (end user equipment and services) as well as legacy devices with large end-user populations.



Required Skills:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, and Information Technologies

  • Maintain a strong academic record of 3.0 or higher GPA.

  • Ability to effectively write and present technical material.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • Working functionality with standard Microsoft desktop tools.

  • Experience in one of the following areas: computer hardware and software, network standards and scripting languages.

Desired Skills:
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
Additional Information:


  • Students need to be currently enrolled and will be enrolled the following semester in a full-time in an accredited degree-seeking university program.\

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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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Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of None

Job Posting Mar 23, 2018, 10:31:55 AM

Req ID: 00049802