MITRE LABS

New Professionals Program

Stop cyber theft of intellectual property.
Secure pharmaceutical supply chains.
​​​​​​​Deploy 5G/NextG securely and equitably.


Solving problems this critical requires technical aptitude, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to continuous learning. If this describes you, MITRE Labs New Professionals program could be the perfect fit. 

We’re continuously hiring individuals at the start of their careers. We want people motivated to channel what they’ve learned—on the job, in an internship, in the classroom, or through military service—to advance applied science and technology. 

MITRE Labs New Professionals program is for those ready to solve unsolved problems—reimagine commercial airspace, design ethical artificial intelligence, and more. You tell us what’s next!
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A full-time, cross-training career opportunity, the MITRE Labs New Professionals program provides impactful public interest work and further develops your selected technical specialties in critical disciplines, with emphasis on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and data science.

MITRE Labs New Professionals participants receive ongoing mentoring from experts and practitioners and become part of a cohort of early-career professionals. Members develop leadership skills, build technical creativity, and gain writing and presentation experience. 

Cohort members propose and implement research projects—working across MITRE Labs’ network of 17 innovation centers, the six federally funded R&D centers we operate, our independent R&D program, and MITRE Engenuity, our tech foundation for public good.

Join us—and amplify your impact for public good

The MITRE Labs New Professionals program offers on-the-job training in critical disciplines, with emphasis on: 
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  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Software engineering
  • Data science
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NICK ORR
Trust & Assurance Cyber Tech


"The [program] structure is something that most other places couldn't have, with a branching effect for new employees in the field where you get the chance to work in other areas even if you're not an expert in them.”
MELANIE CHAN
Cyber Threat Intel & Adversary Emulation
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“My mentors played a crucial role in not only helping me define my path, but also giving me the confidence to pursue it.”
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How it Works

Each MITRE Labs New Professionals member is hired as a full-time employee. The program facilitates learning across disciplines and problem sets, applying solutions in one domain to meet challenges in another. There’s ample opportunity to contribute to a variety of research programs, interact directly with government sponsors, industry, and academia, and build a professional network. 

Most importantly, participants deliver MITRE’s mission: Solving problems for a safer world. 

After completing the program, MITRE Labs New Professionals continue their career in the discipline they choose—anywhere within the company. 


Criteria

Ideal candidates have fewer than two years of relevant full-time experience. Early-career professionals, recent graduates, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Compensation and Benefits 

Cybersecurity, AI, software engineering, and data science are in-demand skills. MITRE Labs New Professionals members receive competitive compensation and are immediately eligible for MITRE’s award-winning benefits, including flexible work schedules, student loan debt assistance, professional development and educational opportunities, paid time to volunteer for causes you care about, and more. 


Mentoring

The MITRE Labs New Professionals program pairs each participant with a senior engineer within the division, based on a best-fit match of technical interests, goals, and skills. With their mentors, members discuss career growth, including leadership development, effective communication, time management, and more. Members are also encouraged to seek out additional mentors and build their professional network.

Contact and More Information 

Suneel Sundar, Program Manager, MITRE Labs New Professionals 
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For more information, contact us at newprofessionals@mitre.org.