Lincoln Labs Summer Jobs

Although MIT Lincoln Laboratory will not be conducting interviews at your campus this spring, we would be grateful if you could make the following information available to your students.

The Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security, primarily working on sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), and communications.  A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, the Laboratory has a focused commitment to research and development, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operation systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements. As an engineer or scientist, you will have the opportunity to engage in research and development activities in one of the nine primary mission areas:

·         Space Control
·         Air and Missile Defense Technology
·         Communication Systems
·         Cyber Security
·         Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Technology
·         Advanced Electronics Technology
·         Engineering
·         Tactical Systems
·         Homeland Protection
·         Air Traffic Control

The Laboratory also undertakes government-sponsored, nondefense projects such as the development of systems for the Federal Aviation Administration to improve air traffic control and air safety, and systems that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses in weather surveillance.  For more information please visit

We actively recruit individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees  in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem- solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills.  Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at the Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship.

Last summer the Laboratory employed 145 undergraduates and graduate students under the auspices of our Summer Research Program.  We expect to hire at the same level for summer 2012.  Eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process can be viewed at

Our 2011-2012 Technical Seminar Series offering is available at  Costs related to the staff members' visits will be assumed by the Laboratory.  Please review our website to obtain the process for requesting a seminar.

We hope you will encourage your students to apply for our career opportunities at

 If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 781.981.7056 or at<>.