CO-OP Student


CO-OP Student – Security Services Department – Leadership Enrichment And Development Program

The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect all MIT Lincoln Laboratory facilities in which personnel perform research and development. To accomplish its mission, the Department develops and implements policies, plans, and actions to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage, and to safeguard personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personally identifiable information, property, and other assets.


The six (6) month Leadership Enrichment And Development (LEAD) experience provides a real-world opportunity for cooperative educational program students to gain exposure to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). Students learn requirements set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD) to access and protect sensitive and classified government information. Assignments are structured around a robust rotational schedule that allows the student to work alongside security professionals and become familiar with each of the functional areas of the Security Services Department: Physical Security, Information Security (supporting the Forensics Analysis Center (FAC)), Government Security, and Special Security.


The LEAD student participates in strategic security projects that focus on various topics: investigations, clearance processing and other personnel security actions, computer forensic examinations, cyber threat intelligence, database maintenance, and emergency preparedness/risk management and mitigation.


  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor's/master's degree program in Criminal Justice or similar field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to interface with a variety of security professionals
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytic skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Applicants are subject to a pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information, including compartmented programs
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government DoD security clearance


Work hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA


Requisition ID: 25463 

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time