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Summer 2024 Research Engineering Intern 2

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Dayton, OH, Ohio, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 17895 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Part Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Security Clearance: None  

Level of Experience: Intern 


This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division
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Job Description


Job Summary: The Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center, located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson AFB, is looking for a motivated, ambitious individual to serve as a Research Intern/Co-Op student. The successful candidate will be in the process of obtaining or have graduated from a major university or college with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a closely related field, with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The candidate must be a self-sufficient and independent professional.

The ANT Center is an exciting place where we conduct cutting-edge research in autonomous systems and navigation while having a great time and working hard.  We value grit, curiosity, and an excitement to learn new things and we strive to have great work-life balance. 


Must be a U.S. citizen.

Essential Job Responsibilities


The Research Intern/Co-Op student will work closely with AFIT professors to support several research projects throughout the internship. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, and test computer software in support of research requirements
  • Collecting and analyzing experimental data
  • Work with faculty, students, and research engineers to develop new algorithms and tooling that support the various autonomy and advanced navigation research projects
  • Integrate various hardware and software components to support specific research needs
  • Support CI/CD pipelines and repository maintenance to ensure availability of software tooling
  • Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results


The end goal of this internship is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to expand their experiences as well as giving the ANT Center an opportunity to vet qualified future hires.



Additional Information: 

  • No housing or travel funding is provided.
  • Current Undergraduate or Graduate status only.
  • Start date is approximately 15 May 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A current Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled in an accredited degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a closely related field, with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent + Must be working towards a Bachelor's degree with between 20% and 40% of the required credits completed.
  • U.S. Citizen 

Preferred Requirements

Desired Programming Languages:

  • Python
  • C / C++ / C#


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in software design, development, coding, testing and debugging
  • Solid foundation in object-oriented design, programming, and requirements development
  • Experience in a variety of programming languages, but strong in Python, C++, and C.
  • Experience with Ubuntu Linux, git, and Docker
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • The candidate should demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem-solving and must be willing to actively participate in the evaluation of algorithm and system performance


Experience in one or more of the following is not required but is a plus:

  • Basic knowledge of linear algebra
  • Experience working with complex open-source software projects

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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