The MITRE Corporation Data Science / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Interns in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Data Science / Ops Research / Statistics / Math Interns


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What do MITRE Data Science / 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 some projects that they work on?

  • 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 Science / 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


  • 70% of MITRE’s full-time jobs require US government security clearances; therefore, many internships and full time positions require that the candidates be clearable. MITRE does not provide sponsorship for those that need it currently or in the future.\

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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 Feb 15, 2019, 2:02:27 PM

Req ID: 00052645

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