The MITRE Corporation Technical Aide - Summer Early High School (Bedford) in Bedford, Massachusetts
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Do you want to join our over 500 interns for a summer full of learning, networking and fun? Do you want to perform applied research in computer science, engineering, and in the physical and biological sciences that will contribute to solving our nation’s most critical problems? Do you want to be mentored by engineers and scientists that are experts in their fields?
Summer 2021 Required Work Period/Required Period of Availability
Students must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, June 28, through Friday, August 20, 2021.
MITRE's Future Leaders Program is seeking a number of current freshmen and sophomores (9th and 10th graders) in high school to serve as student investigators who will assist and collaborate with senior staff in summer research projects on any one of variety of topics, including: A.I. – Computer Vision, A.I - Deep Learning, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Electrical Engineering, GPS & Space System, Health Information Technology, Robotics, and Software Engineering.
For this position, the candidate will be working towards their high school diploma and require mature communication skills, basic knowledge in the sciences and math, as well as consistently maintain high academic achievement including a 3.0+ GPA or higher and a record of technical or scientific interests.
Eligibility: These positions are open only to applicants who are current freshmen and sophomores (9th and 10th graders) in high school and who will be rising high school sophomores or juniors in summer 2021. Consideration only will be given to applicants who meet these criteria. Thus, applicants also should be sure to list their current year in school on any resumes or other materials submitted in application to this job opening.
To obtain a position, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must be available for full-time work (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks from Monday, June 28, through Friday, August 20 2021.
To apply for a position, a student must submit a resume. Certain items are required on the resume. Please click here to obtain a downloadable list of the items required on all applicant resumes and an example resume that includes all the items and is prepared in a simple format that is easy for reviewers to consider and should be easy for applicants to use.
Among the items required on the resume, applicants should be sure to include an objective statement that specifies their preferred area of technical interest (e.g., one of the technical areas listed above in the Key Description of these positions). A single area is preferred; do not list more than two.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last summer, in 2020, all MITRE’s student programs were conducted with students working online from their homes. If this proves necessary again during summer 2021, each student will once again be provided with a MITRE laptop computer and other peripheral equipment to enable him or her to work online from home.
MITRE has not determined whether the 2021 Future Leaders Program will operate online or in-person. Therefore, all participants (including student staff and mentors) in the 2021 Future Leaders Program should be prepared to commute to MITRE’s Bedford Campus and complete work in person. MITRE will make this determination based on the use of vaccines or other COVID-19 disease preventatives and treatments.
Student staff in the 2021 Future Leaders Program will be subject to all coronavirus safety protocols applicable to MITRE employees and in place on the start date of employment. This may include, but is not limited to, testing for Covid-19, health-related acknowledgments, and/or Covid-19 vaccinations.
Prior experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial, but is not necessarily essential: computer programming, Python computer language, Matlab software.
MITRE is an equal employment opportunity employer and diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.
Preparing to officially apply:
As stated above, applicants must submit a resume to be considered for one of these summer positions. For many 9th and 10th grade applicants, this may be the first time you have had to prepare a resume for yourself. To help you prepare a resume please click here to see the list of all the required items and an example resume in a simple format that includes all the required categories of information. Even if you already have a resume, please be sure to include all items we require.
Once again, please click here to review the downloadable list of required items for your resume and the example before you submit your application.
IMPORTANT: Closing Deadline for Applications:
Please note that this requisition will be closing at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, 15 February 2021. All students must complete their application process by this date. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
After you have filled out the online forms and uploaded your resume, BE SURE TO CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON before the submission deadline. If you do not, your application will not be complete and will NOT be considered.
*Students need to be currently enrolled and will be enrolled the following (Fall 2021) school year full-time in an academic high school program.
*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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