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MITRE Workforce Development Program

Virginia Tech National Security Institute and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in partnership with MITRE, is recruiting students for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Workforce Development Program.  

The MITRE Workforce Development (MITRE WFD) Program is focused on fostering future data scientists and engineers in the technical area of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in applications devoted to national security. Selected students will work in teams, constructed of Virginia Tech and UMBC students, to apply AI/ML algorithms to applications in remote sensing, swarming, and war-gaming with feedback from faculty and MITRE subject matter experts during the full academic year. The MITRE WFD Program provides students with experiential learning opportunities in several multi-disciplinary fields with AI/ML as the cornerstone and real-world national security applications as motivation.  Contingent on performance throughout the academic year and summer internship, you may be offered a full-time position and start your security clearance as part of this program.

As part of this program, 

  • All students in the program will earn a stipend and will work on the program for 8-12 hours per week during the academic year
  • Students who successfully complete the academic year will have a guaranteed summer internship with MITRE 
  • Students will receive mentorship from MITRE & VT faculty, to include technical seminars provided by subject matter experts, and at least semesterly progress updates to MITRE prepared and presented by the students 
  • Upon completion of spring 2022 semesters of research and the summer internship, MITRE will have the opportunity to offer students provisional employment, which will include starting the security clearance process and continuation in the experiential learning program at Virginia Tech

 

  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, CMDA, Math & Computer Science students
  • Sophomores and Juniors who can commit to staying in the program for 18 months and can participate in summer internship program
  • Students should have an interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning 
  • Students must be able to obtain a clearance - students will need to review a security questionnaire and must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Students will work in teams on an experiential learning research project during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters
  • Research will focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning, with topics that may correspond to emergent phenomena, multi-agent systems, and/or remote sensing
  • Students will receive mentorship from MITRE & VT faculty, to include technical seminars provided by subject matter experts, and at least semesterly progress updates to MITRE prepared and presented by the students
  • Students will work on the program for 8-12 hours per week during the academic year

Our applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in early Spring semester.  

If you have questions, please contact iccae@vt.edu