Cyber Security Intern

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Do you want to join our over 300 interns for a summer full of learning, networking and fun?  Do you want to help analyze data and do the analysis needed to 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?


MITRE’s people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges.  We are 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&D 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 want you to come as an intern and then join us upon completing your degree so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.

Are you ready to take your cyber skills to the next level? Then join MITRE for the summer and put your skills to the ultimate test! The MITRE Cyber and Investigative Technologies team creates versatile capabilities that enhance national security and advance the cyber domain.  Here you’ll work alongside experts in the field and tackle some of the nation’s most critical problems in the areas of advanced cyber security, cyber forensics, software engineering, and cryptography. In an environment driven by the pursuit of technical solutions for our national security and law enforcement missions, we create a broad spectrum of leading cyber capabilities. We make your internship interesting and rewarding by integrating you into our highly agile and experienced team, fostering your career growth and development, and enabling you to influence real mission outcomes. If you have the dedication and passion, you can make a difference here.


Key Functions

We will work with you to understand your own goals and interests.  Some examples of potential internship research areas are listed below:

·        Conduct research to understand to identify root causes and possible solutions to cyber security related problems.

·        Generate scripts or augment existing cyber analytical tools to obtain relevant data and parse it into necessary export formats.

·        Evaluate data, identify relationships, and then develop models to evaluate our assumptions.

·        Evaluate open-source cyber analytical tools and document their capabilities.

·        Develop agile technical solutions to sponsor or research initiatives.

·        Reach-back to MITRE team and Corporation to identify other relevant expertise.

·        Build next generation reverse engineering tools and approaches

Required Qualifications

·        Studying computer science, cyber security or related discipline.

·        Basic knowledge of cyber security principles, tools and devices

·        Experience working with design recovery, software analysis, and/or reverse engineering tools

·        Proficiency in one or more of the following--Java, Python, XML, HTML, C#, Objective C; Database design & development including SQL.

·        Have cyber related experience gained from academic study and related intern/coop work

·        Sustained excellent in academic performance

·        High level desire to help their nation solve its most critical problems

·        Exhibits the characteristics of a continuous learner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to interface positively with co-workers at all levels. Must be a self-starter with excellent communications skills and the ability to positively represent MITRE.
  • Familiarity with Linux and virtual computing.
  • Familiarity with computer forensics, malware analysis, and/or network traffic analysis.
  • Experience with at least some subset of the following: Python, Java, MySQL, ElasticSearch and Solr, Docker, JavaScript / HTML5, Angular.js and other JavaScript frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and network analysis.
  • Interest and passion for the field of cybersecurity

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