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Draper National Security & Space Systems Summer Internship in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

The Systems Engineering: National Security & Space division is actively seeking candidates for Summer 2020 internships in advanced projects. Candidates should have backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Robotics, or related fields. Opportunities span various levels of experience, including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Graduate-level summer internship opportunities.

Candidates should have experience or desire to learn in some of the following: Strong written and verbal communication skills are required as well as the ability to present results to peers and management in formal and informal settings.

Note: This is a general requisition for multiple summer internship opportunities available in the Systems Engineering: National Security & Space division.

Project areas may include:

  • Electro-mechanical design and test as part of larger unmanned vehicle projects

  • Model development and verification projects

  • Network and cybersecurity based studies

  • Development of software tools to support larger project needs

  • Design of mission critical systems including space applications

  • Design and test of low size, weight, and power embedded sensor systems

  • Development of test software, procedures, and hands-on use of large-scale test equipment

Applicant must be a US citizen and enrolled in an accredited engineering curriculum.

The ideal candidate must be a self-directed learner comfortable in a fast-paced environment and must have a clearly exceptional academic record. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to work as part of a team, are essential. Proficiency in AutoCAD, MATLAB, Python, Simulink, LabVIEW, SPICE, SysML, Cadence or other similar modeling tools and programming languages is a plus.

ID: 2019-4384

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc