1+ months

Graduate Intern/Co-op in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) (Spring or Summer 2018)

Bedford, MA

Do you want to help analyze data and do the analysis needed to contribute to solving our nations 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?


MITREs 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 dayworking 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.



Join MITREs Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) team in designing, implementing, and evaluating state of the art PNT technologies and/or systems.  Candidates will learn on the job as members of larger multi-disciplinary teams comprised of both technical staff and/or other students.


We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep on challenging technical problems.


Example projects include:

  • Conducting modeling and simulation of alternative satellite navigation constellations.

  • Developing prototype PNT systems (e.g. with software defined radio (SDR) technology) to evaluate the performance of new algorithms and/or waveforms.

  • Implementing and evaluating a Kalman filter to estimate a vehicles position, velocity, attitude using information provided by multiple sensors.

Required qualifications

  • Graduate student pursing a MS or PhD in one of the following disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.

  • Preference for students conducting researching into PNT technologies or systems.

  • Coursework in and mastery of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, stochastic processes

  • Coursework in and mastery of digital signal processing, estimation and detection theory

  • Proficiency in Python, MATLAB, or equivalent mathematical computation, modeling, and simulation tool.


Desired qualifications

Coursework in and mastery of:

  • Satellite navigation (Satnav) (Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Galileo, GLONASS, etc.) systems or receivers

  • Wireless communications, antennas and radio propagation theory

  • Filters commonly used by navigation systems (e.g. Kalman filters)

  • Computer science, including: theory, algorithms, cryptography

  • Electromagnetics

  • Real-time and non-real-time embedded systems design and programming

  • Basic software development, debugging, and support

  • Laboratory testing and test equipment

  • Data parsing, reduction, analysis, and visualization


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


**70% of MITREs full-time jobs require US government security clearances, therefore many internships require that the candidates be clearable.**


***Immediate family of MITRE employees are not eligible for internships.***


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