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The MITRE Corporation Software Systems Engineering Intern in McLean, Virginia

Software Systems Engineering Intern


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.

Key Description:

Join the MITRE McLean engineering team and work with military experts and technology providers in support of a common mission to provide global secure enterprise network modernization and information superiority in support of the Warfighter. The engineering intern must have the flexibility to work across IT technology areas and the ability to quickly learn new technologies. The engineering intern will be expected to communicate results through well-written reports and briefings.


Minimum qualifications include:
  • Currently pursuing undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent technical major

  • Continued record of academic excellence including 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Programming or scripting experience (e.g., Java, Python, and/or Perl) 1-2 yrs.

  • Experience with administration of Linux based systems and scripting

  • Basic understanding of agile software development methodologies; commercial cloud environment and virtualization technologies; TCP/IP protocol stack and knowledge of OSI Reference Model; network security technologies including firewalls and virtual private networks

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain a DoD secret security clearance

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Currently pursuing undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent technical major with three years of college completed ( i.e., rising senior fall 2020)

  • Experience with administration of Windows based systems and scripting

  • Experience with hosting of applications in commercial cloud environment

  • Possesses a DoD secret security clearance

Additional Notes:


  • 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

Travel No

Job Posting Sep 16, 2019, 3:43:14 PM

Req ID: 00054205

MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, color, race, disability, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical or genetic information, and other protected status.