Group 52–Summer Research Program Intern-AI and Machine Learning Researcher

at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Published September 23, 2023
Location Lexington, United States of America
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Internship  


Are you looking to work in a world-class AI group with over 50 years of experience developing revolutionary technology for critical national missions? We are the Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. We have a rich history in developing machine-learning (ML) algorithms, technologies, and systems for extracting information from multimedia-based data (speech, text, image, and video). The group significantly expanded our mission set to include developing impactful ML technologies for cyber with the Nation’s top cyber organizations. We are creating counter-disinformation and counter-influence operations technologies, leveraging our expertise in deepfake, persona, and graph technologies. At the forefront of basic and applied AI/ML, we shape emerging AI fields and are leading the Laboratory’s effort in AI Assurance across the DoD and Intelligence Community.


Our work stresses the importance of developing and evaluating AI/ML technologies with operationally relevant metrics and datasets. We are deeply connected to many operational communities and have substantial opportunities shoulder-to-shoulder with cyber warfighters and intelligence analysts. Through this experience, we emphasize transitioning AI/ML technologies to the Government for their use in operational environments on real, deployed, game-changing systems. Our staff members program, architect, and develop ML methods; create speech, natural language processing, multimedia, cyber, and graph algorithms; and present results at premiere conferences.


The AI Technology and Systems group is seeking motivated undergraduate and graduate students to assist with projects addressing a range of national needs with AI and machine learning. Summer intern assignments may include research on state-of-the-art algorithms in signal processing, natural language processing, graph analytics, and/or adversarial AI applied to challenging, real-world problems. The successful candidate will work in a team-oriented development environment.  Learn more about what our team does here:

Job Description

This summer opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate-level candidates, including those in the process of earning a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in a technical field such as Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field.


Experience in the following is required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of team
  • Experience with a high-level programming language such as Python, R, etc.


Experience in one or more of the following is desired:

  • Data analysis experience
  • Experience applying machine learning techniques
  • Experience with natural language processing, computer vision, and/or adversarial machine learning
  • Demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills


Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required