2019 Summer Research Program

A summer internship at MIT Lincoln Laboratory will show you how professional research and critical thinking are done in real time, in real life.


“This internship has been such an eye-opener. I'm learning how to be an engineer who gets things done - that means knowing when to be exact, knowing when to approximate, and knowing what you’re doing…I've also realized how much I still have to learn." - Pei-Lan Hsu, Former MIT Lincoln Laboratory intern


MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to solving challenging problems of U.S. national security in areas such as cyber security; tactical air and counterterrorist systems; advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and more. Not only will your internship experience enhance your understanding of your field of study; you will contribute meaningful research results.


Candidates will be completing their junior year toward a BS degree or pursuing an MS or a PhD degree in one of these majors or a comparable technical field:
-Electrical Engineering
-Computer Science
-Mechanical Engineering
-Aerospace Engineering
-Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
-Materials Science


Beyond that, we require:
•A GPA of 3.25 or above
•Demonstrated academic achievements and campus involvement that have prepared you to interact with other top performing scholastic achievers and experienced staff in teams and across project areas
•U.S. Citizenship (a requirement because of the unique work we do)


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