2017 LEAP Technical Intern (Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Cybersecurity, Intelligence Analysis, Mathematics)

Are you an Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Intelligence, or Mathematics student? Interested in an opportunity to kick start your future career in a challenging, innovative, and exciting environment? If so, then BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security Sector has the perfect opportunity through our LEAP (Lead. Engage. Apply. Perform.) Internship program.

BAE Systems is seeking qualified technical interns for our summer 2017 session. At BAE Systems, our interns spend their time collaborating with each other and our leadership to lead and create innovative, mission-focused solutions to everyday challenges. All of this will lead to an engaging experience preparing you for the future.

You will have the opportunity to apply your classroom experience in a challenging and fast paced business environment, and perform on meaningful work throughout the summer, while also supporting the development and growth of new skills in your chosen area of study.

So, what’s in it for you? Our internships offer:

Competitive Pay: Earn a competitive hourly wage, working full-time (Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week) through the run of the program from Mid-May 2017 through August 2017.

Challenging & Meaningful Work: At BAE Systems, your work will be challenging, impactful, and hands-on. Our people take pride in supporting critical national security missions that protect our nation and those who serve. In the LEAP program, you will have the opportunity to build business acumen to solve real business challenges and will reflect and gain a greater appreciation for your professional growth. With on-the-job training and mentoring, you will gain an inside look at the corporate business environment.

Examples of previous assignments have included:

  • Supporting the re-design of our corporate webpage
  • Analyzing and diagnosing network anomalies
  • Designing and implementing research to improve mobile technology accessibility
  • Developing and contributing key technical solutions for proposals and new business opportunities

Development Modules: LEAP Interns have the opportunity to participate in several developmental modules throughout the summer. Modules in the past have included resume and interview skills workshops, personality inventory assessments, and community service engagements.

Networking Opportunities: You’ll have the opportunity to attend networking events to connect with other interns and BAE Systems leadership in a variety of different settings.

Internship Details:

  • The program runs from mid-May through August with most positions located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We also have openings at other sites across the country
  • You will get paid for your hard work and we offer a competitive hourly wage
  • You must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program or above at an accredited university
  • Provided with on-the-job training, multiple opportunities to engage with senior leadership, and opportunities to build your professional network

Your summer at BAE Systems will be challenging, educational, hands-on, and memorable. You will leave the program prepared for life after school as a problem-solver, and critical thinker with real-world experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us.

Some of our previous interns have had the following to say regarding their experience with BAE Systems…

“Working at BAE Systems was my first corporate job. Two things came to my mind when I accepted the offer: shadowing and learning the ropes of the business. However, to my surprise, I got to lead a large project that will help improve our internal communication, build strong professional skills, and network all in one summer. Being able to take a part of the puzzle that ties the whole together is what truly made me continue past my internship!”

  • 2016 Alumni

“The LEAP internship program introduced me to the inner workings of the private defense industry, gave me a greater understanding of the intelligence community, and amazing networking opportunities to further my career. Not only did my work-experience allow me to grow as a professional in the work force, but workshops put on by the LEAP staff showed me what my strengths and weakness are and how to leverage them. Because of the LEAP program I am very confident that I will be successful in my future endeavors.”

  • 2016 Alumni

“The internship provided essential tools and networking opportunities, and allowed for a direct contribution on projects.”

  • 2015 Alumni

Minimum Education and Experience 1 year of undergraduate experience and pursuing completion of a Bachelor’s Degree Required Skills and Education -A minimum of one year college experience and pursuing a degree in one of the following or related disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • IT
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Business Management
  • Mathematics
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work.

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