Summer 2020 DOOR Intern - Reston, VA

Penn State University

Reston, VA
Campus City:
Reston, VA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory


The Applied Research Laboratory is looking for talented, experienced, and highly motivated underrepresented undergraduate students to apply for the Diversity Outreach Opportunities in Research (D.O.O.R) Internship Program for our Reston, Virginia location. The 10-12 week (May - Aug) research-focused internship program is looking for candidates who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a Research and Development Engineer. Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Data Science/Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Information Science and Technology, and Software Engineering majors are encouraged to apply. Strong communication and organizational skills are key to working within this team environment for the positions below. Software engineering and/or data science students will help research and develop quality software and algorithmic solutions to our sponsor’s complex problems and work within an agile environment to develop and deliver quality software and/or analytics solutions. Software engineer duties will include the development, test, and transition of Java and JavaScript based software systems including aspects of server, client, and web service components. Candidates should have experience in technologies such as Java, Python, JavaScript, React - Redux, HTML5, CSS, relational (PostgreSQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) data bases and have a solid understanding of data structures and object-oriented design (OOD) concepts. Data scientist duties will include researching and developing feasible algorithmic solutions to given large sets of multivariate data. Specifically, you will be engaged in machine learning based analytic research and development of large multivariate data sets. Candidates should have experience in large data and machine learning languages/technologies such as Python, TensorFlow, Keras, SPARQ, Hadoop, NiFi or equivalents. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering majors interested in Cyber, Data, and Image Science and love the idea of working on the “pointy end of the spear” of cyber problems the duties will specifically support this organization’s mission sets related to reverse engineering, cyber analytics, and cyber technology evaluation to work on projects that support our Government Sponsors. Candidates selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088