Technical Aide - Summer Early High School (McLean)

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Washington, Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 09.FEB.2021


Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committe...


Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.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 AvailabilityStudents must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for 8 weeks fromMonday, 21 June, through Friday, 13 August 2021.Key Description:MITRE's Emerging Technologies Division 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: AI-Machine Learning, AI-Computer Vision, Robotics, Cyber Security, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Remote Sensing, GPS & Space Systems, Health Sciences/Biotechnology, Advanced Electronics and Nanotechnology.Required Qualifications: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, aswell 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, 21 June, through Friday, 13 August 2021.To apply for a position, a student must submit a resume. Certain items are required on the resume. Please click hereto 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 Emerging Technologies Student Program will operate online or in-person. Therefore, all participants (including student staff and mentors) in the 2021 Emerging Technologies Student Program should be prepared to commute to MITRE's McLean 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 Emerging Technologies Student 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.Preferred Qualifications: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 resumeplease click hereto see the downloadable list of all the required items and the example of a resume in a simple format that includes all the required categories of information. Even if you already have a resume, you may wish to reformat your resume using our recommended format or one that is very close to it. In either case, be sure to includeon your resume 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.Additional Notes:*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.MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at or email at © 1, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. 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