CACI Scholar Development & Research Program
The CACI Scholar Development & Research Program (CACI SDRP) will be focused on developing the next generation of computer scientists and engineers focused on signal processing, communications, and software defined radio for the national security community. Research teams will be run as a joint effort between students, faculty, and a CACI mentor who defines the specific research problem in the topic of RF and communications, and students will be responsible for planning, execution, and final delivery of research results. As a long term, multi-year program, this program provides students with learning opportunities for not only how RF systems are developed, but also into how these technologies can be applied to current real-world national security issues. All students in the program will receive a research stipend and will work on the program for 8-12 hours per week during the academic year. 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,
Research will focus on signal processing, communications, and software defined radios.
There will be mentorship from CACI & Virginia Tech faculty, to include technical seminars provided by subject matter experts, and at least monthly progress updates prepared and presented by the students.
All students in the program will receive research stipend and will work on the program for 8-12 hours per week during the academic year.
Students who successfully complete the AY will have a guaranteed 10-week summer internship with CACI. Upon completion of 2 semesters of research and summer internship, CACI will have the opportunity to offer students full time employment, which will include signing bonuses and starting the security clearance process.
- Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, & Computer Science students
- Virgina Tech will also consider CMDA, Math, Physics, and other science/engineering disciplines
- Rising sophomores and juniors who can commit to staying in the program for 2-3 years and can participate in the summer internship program
- Students should have an interest in signal processing, communications, and software defined radios
- 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 2023-2024 Academic Year
- Students will receive mentorship from CACI & VT faculty, to include technical seminars provided by subject matter experts, and at least semesterly progress updates to CACI 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 are now open!