MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fall COOP Student, Engineering in Lexington, Massachusetts

Group 71 – Mechanical Engineering The Mechanical Engineering Group has expertise in static, dynamic, and thermo-elastic analyses; tribology; and mechanical design for systems ranging from large antenna structures to mechanisms and optical systems. The Group is the Engineering Division’s center for 3D computer-aided design. It also provides electronics packaging and cable design for airborne and space systems. Example projects include airborne and space-based laser communications systems, biological agent detectors and identifiers, and large radar antenna systems.


The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and assist staff members in the Mechanical/Aerospace engineering fields of structural analysis, design, and/or systems engineering. Structural analysis duties could include computer aided design, structural and thermal analytical and finite element modeling and testing. Systems engineering duties could include supporting payload architecture definition (optical, mechanical, electrical), generating system level block diagrams (electrical and/or mechanical), environmental hazard analysis of sensitive components (radiation, EMI/EMC, or micro asteroid strike), and integration and test planning.

Requirements: Currently enrolled in a formal coop program of study in engineering or physics (Mechanical Engineering, Aero/Astro, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering or Physics preferred). Completed Mechanics of Materials or equivalent class GPA 3.0/4.0 or higher Some finite CAD experience preferred, but not required.

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.