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MIT Lincoln Laboratory

robotics intern

May - August 2019 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

The projects were cutting edge.

What I wish was different

Wish I had a bit more guidance

Advice

Be prepared to read up on research
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Summer Research Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Bedford, MA

What I liked

The culture at LL was excellent and the work was stimulating, exciting, and clearly made a difference.

What I wish was different

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Summer Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

Loved the people, lots of interns, lots of freedom in my work

What I wish was different

Wish I had had more guidance on my project

Advice

Take advantage of the weekly lectures and of all the smart people around you!!
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Summer Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Lincoln, MA

What I liked

Working with amazing people, challenging myself every day, and meeting other Interns from across the country.

What I wish was different

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Summer Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Extremely interesting work and lots of professional development opportunities

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Summer Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

I love the sheer knowledge possessed by everyone in the lab. It was great to be in a place where the possibilities for different types of projects were so vast and so unique. It's a great place to get industry experience with a heavy focus on academia.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities for interactions with group members not directly involved in my project.

Advice

Take advantage of all of the seminars and workshops available to you! A lot of exciting research is being done at the lab, and it's beneficial to learn as much as you can.
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Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

I could not have asked for a better experience. I learned so much in 12 weeks. I was involved in multiple projects thats spanned different technical areas and focused on improving skills such as CAD, MatLab, and overall critical thinking abilities. This was an incredible place to make connections. The lab has some of the smartest people in the world.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay had been a little higher because practically all the interns live in Boston, and the rent is expensive. I also wish that end-of the summer offers were more normal. They did not give out many offers at the end of the summer, but everyone was encouraged to apply for jobs at the lab for the following year.

Advice

This is a great place to intern if you are considering a Masters or PHD track.
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Software Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

Great place to work, mentors are extremely helpful and well knowledged, there are hundreds of other interns to connect with, and many learning opportunities and free research presentations to attend.

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Research Intern

May - July 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

The quality of researchers at MIT LL is outstanding. There are lots of very intelligent and driven people who are dedicated to the research community and to serving our country.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to form networks outside of your work group. There are people researching so many different things at MIT LL, and you can learn so much from all of them.
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Summer Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

Knowledgeable staff Great, fun location Amazing company culture State of the art equipment Phenomenal networking opportunities

What I wish was different

I wish I could've worked overtime. Boston is expensive.

Advice

Always be open to meeting new people and trying new projects because Lincoln Lab has numerous research project covering almost every aspect of engineering and science, and also don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Optical Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

This was a great experience! I was given a project of my own with some guidance, but I really liked the freedom. It was my responsibility to make sure the project was done right, and it really tested my knowledge and abilities.

What I wish was different

It was difficult without assistance for housing (i.e., a housing stipend). They offered 'subsidized' housing at Northeastern, but that was a 45min-2hr bus ride away depending on traffic. Housing in Lexington would be great.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask the senior staff for help! They want to talk with you and share their knowledge. It's natural to be intimidated, but they're a very valuable resource.
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Deep Learning Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

I loved having access to cutting edge hardware to conduct machine learning with.

What I wish was different

I flew into Boston the day after my last final and began working the following day and didn't stop until mid-August. I wish I had given myself a break.

Advice

If you're a computer science major, come to Oberlin Computer Science Majors Comittee's career and interview preparation sessions; they definitely helped me acquire this experience. Declare your major and request to be added to the mailing list for more information.
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Summer Research Intern

May 2018 • Lexington, MA

What I liked

Lincoln Lab offers lots of presentations geared towards interns about interesting projects that are happening around the Lab.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

There are tons of internship positions at the Lab, so apply to a lot of them if you are interested!
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