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Are you highly motivated, still in school (high school or college), and looking to get real-world programming experience? Would you look forward to working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary research environment that requires collaboration as well as the ability to work independently? Are you interested in working for a company that values dedication in the workplace, and appreciates the importance of creating an optimal work-life balance? If this sounds like your next job, we would like to talk with you about joining the AMA Division of ARA.

ARA’s Algorithms, Modeling, and Assessment division is seeking an intern with an interest in scientific computing, mathematics, statistics, or engineering. The successful candidate will work with senior staff to develop software packages for desktop and web and will support all aspects of software development, from the creation of user interfaces to producing visual presentations of results. The candidate is expected to develop and document new codes by working alongside modelers and mathematicians, modify existing and prototypical modeling and simulation software tools, and developing and executing tests. Software projects can range in size, from simple computational calculators to large, integrated modeling packages and web applications. The candidate will work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in science, math, and programming. Experience in programming is a plus but not required. The successful candidate should enjoy collaborating with technical teams and, in particular, solving difficult scientific problems in a dynamic environment. The candidate should be independent, self-motivated, and eager to learn new skills.

What you’ll do as a Software Intern:
• Develop desktop and web-based applications using languages such as JavaScript, Java, C#, Python, and/or C++
• Assist in debugging and testing models
• Take responsibility for tasks, completing them on schedule while documenting and presenting the results
• Work with senior developers within a collaborative team environment, and support cross-functional product development

Software Intern Position Requirements:
• Due to the nature of work, candidates must be U.S. citizens
• Actively seeking a degree (rising High School Juniors and above)
• Demonstrated interest in math and science
• Completion of programming or high-level science/math classes
• Willingness to learn new technologies as needed
• Submit a letter stating what you hope to learn and gain from the internship

Software Intern Position Preferences:
• Basic understanding of coding in Java, Python, etc.
• Calculus-level math or better
• Completed a variety of science classes in Physics, Chemistry, etc.
• Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems

About Us:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software, and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

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