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Draper Strategic Systems Engineering 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: Strategic Systems division is actively seeking candidates for Summer Internships in advanced projects. Candidates should have backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related fields. Opportunities span various levels of experience, including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Graduate-level Summer Internship opportunities.

Candidates should have competency in some of the following: design, analysis, simulation, test, debug, coding, and Model Based Engineering. 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 opportunities available in the Systems Engineering: Strategic Systems division.

Project areas within the division are diverse but may include:

  • System Design and Supporting trade studies

  • Evaluation of GN&C System and components

  • System and component test design, execution and data evaluation

  • Test equipment development and verification

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen

  • Enrolled in an accredited Engineering curriculum

  • Fast, self-directed learner

  • Clearly exceptional academic record

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Profeciency in MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, Python, Java, C, C++, AutoCAD, SysML, SPICE, Cadence and similiar languages and modeling tools

  • Active or past security clearance

  • Proficient in documentation

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position may be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

ID: 2019-4428

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc