MIT Lincoln Lab

The Laboratory’s fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security, primarily working on sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), and communications.  A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, the Laboratory has a focused commitment to R&D, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operational systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements. Our R&D efforts span the following key mission areas:

  • Space Control
  • Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Cyber Security and Information Sciences (Please see attachment for Cyber Security career opportunities)
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Technology
  • Advanced Technology (electronic or electro-optical technologies, biotechnology, and chemistry)
  • Engineering (innovative systems to test new concepts)
  • Tactical Systems
  • Homeland Protection
  • Air Traffic Control

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory actively recruits individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem-solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills. 

Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship. 

Last summer the Laboratory employed 212 interns (88 graduate students, 124 undergraduates) under the auspices of our Summer Research Program.  We expect to hire at the same level for summer 2018.  You will find the eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process at .

Students interested in applying for full time, summer internship, or co-op opportunities must submit their resumes to .  Via our website, students can search and apply to specific employment opportunities.

Attached you will find the  2017-2018 Technical Seminar Series brochure that is offered to faculty and university groups.  Costs related to the staff members' visits will be assumed by the Laboratory.  Please review the brochure to obtain the process for requesting a seminar.  You will also find the list of seminars at