FAQ

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  • What types of students does MITRE hire?

    MITRE seeks students who:

    • have research and analysis skills;
    • are pursuing Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar degree programs;
    • have a 3.0 or better GPA;
    • have experience with Java, C++, Matlab, HTML, and/or Visual Basic;
    • understand enterprise frameworks such as J2EE and .NET; and
    • are familiar with Windows and UNIX operating systems.
  • How do I apply for a student position?

    Start your search by selecting a career level of entry level, co-op, or intern. To apply for a position at MITRE, the first step is to upload a resume and cover letter to the Job Openings page. Once you submit your resume and cover letter, you'll receive a confirmation email.

  • Can I still apply if I don't have any work experience?

    MITRE's student positions are open to those who may not have had relevant work experience. Although work experience is an easy way to identify qualified candidates, relevant class work or personal projects can also help to demonstrate the required skill and experience set that would help make you a qualified candidate for a position at MITRE. Overall, MITRE values candidates who have a demonstrated aptitude and passion for technology, engineering, math, and science fields.

  • What kind of work do co-ops and interns perform at MITRE?

    Co-ops and interns contribute to a wide variety of projects at MITRE. Students can expect to work on a slice of a larger MITRE project, sized so that they can complete their portion of the project by the end of their assignment. Project work is mixed with everyday work, so that you are always making progress on one assignment or another.

  • Does MITRE hire entry-level positions?

    Yes, MITRE hires recent college graduates or individuals with 1-2 years of experience.

  • What kind of projects do entry level employees work on?

    Entry-level employees work on exciting projects throughout our FFRDCs, tackling sponsor challenges in cybersecurity, emerging technologies, enterprise systems engineering, health transformation, global networking, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and more.

  • Are there opportunities for high school students?

    Yes. Our Co-op and Internship Program includes all levels of study from high school students to doctoral students.

  • Is a cover letter required?

    Although a cover letter is not required, telling us what kind of work you are interested in, when you are available to work, and which location you are interested in helps us match you up with relevant positions.

  • Once I've submitted my resume on the website, is there anything else I need to do to apply?

    No, that's all we need you to do for the first step.

  • What if I don't see a position that is an exact match with what I'm looking for?

    If you don't see something that is an exact match with what you are looking for, you can apply for general consideration by creating a profile and uploading a resume and cover letter. We can then contact you directly if a new position relevant to your interests opens up.

  • What happens after I submit my resume?

    After you submit your resume for a specific position, the recruiter for that position will review the received resumes and send qualified candidates to the hiring managers. If the hiring managers want to move forward with the recruiting process, we'll contact you to schedule a phone or in person interview.

  • How long should I wait to check on my application?

    MITRE receives a high volume of applicants on a daily basis, so it takes a bit of time to review all the candidates. Unfortunately we are not able to personally respond to each application, but if the hiring manager wants to move forward with the next step of the recruiting process, we'll contact you directly. Please give us a couple weeks before checking in about your candidate status.

  • What is the interview process like?
    • If you are one of the chosen candidates, we will contact you to conduct a phone interview. You will also participate in a Program Overview phone call with the College Recruiting team.
    • Depending on the team and location, we may ask you to visit us for a live interview.
    • You will need to submit an official copy of your transcripts as part of the interview process.
    • If we decide to hire you, we will contact you by phone and send you an offer package. Should you accept, you merely need to complete the required paperwork and determine a start date to begin your employment with MITRE.
  • What is the dress code at MITRE?

    Business casual, but expect formal business dress for interviews, important meetings, and customer interactions. During the summer and on Fridays the dress code is a little more relaxed.

  • Can I apply to MITRE even if I don't first attend a MITRE campus visit?

    As MITRE can't visit every campus every year, we welcome applicants from every school. If you want to learn more about MITRE before applying, keep exploring the website or chat with an employee through our instant messaging application.

  • Are co-ops and interns ever hired as regular employees after they graduate?

    We look at the co-op and internship program as an excellent source for entry-level talent. Co-op and internship work assignments are a great way for you to learn more about an organization and for MITRE to learn more about you.

  • Are there opportunities to meet and work alongside other co-ops and interns?

    MITRE's student program provides many opportunities to meet fellow students, including networking events, community service events, speaking engagements, and lab tours. Students also get together for such activities as ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, and video gaming.

  • Do you pay your interns and co-ops?

    All of our student positions are paid, unless your sponsoring program or organization prohibits a salary.

  • What happens to my resume once I give it to a MITRE Career Fair recruiter?

    Our campus recruiters enter your resume into our database, where our hiring managers will have access to it when new jobs open up. But to make sure you will be considered for a position that most interests you, check out our available jobs and apply for the ones that best suit your skills. You can also search for student openings by selecting a career level of entry level, co-op, or intern.

  • If I just graduated from college, will MITRE help with relocation?

    Yes, MITRE will work with you on relocating to your new office location.

  • If I am a co-op or intern, will MITRE pay for my housing?

    While MITRE does not provide or pay for housing, we will work with you to find local living arrangements.