MITRE’s National Security Accelerator Program (NSAP) fast-tracks talented staff to facilitate their careers while improving the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.
We are seeking highly motivated, early career candidates passionate about solving problems for a safer world—candidates like you! This program offers unique onboarding, mentoring, and work opportunities to build your skills as a future leader within the national security community. You will accelerate your career while preparing for high-impact, rewarding work at MITRE.
Specifically, you will be part of an elite cadre of early career scientists, engineers, programmers, and technologists deeply immersed in MITRE’s work, culture, strategy, priorities, and innovation. We will prepare you to thrive in a technically rooted, mission-focused career at MITRE – one in which the particular background, skill-set, and experience you bring inspires creative and innovative solutions to the challenges facing our nation.
You will interact with a diverse group of program peers, MITRE national security leaders, and staff already solving real-world problems. Over the course of this structured six-month program, you will hone your skills and develop professional networks in the national security sector and across our Innovation Centers. Before transitioning to MITRE’s permanent national security or technical staff, you will benefit from the following opportunities:
An intensive, experiential kickstart in which you will:
Learn practical information about working at MITRE
Surround yourself with a cohort of early career visionaries
Further your technical, leadership, and mission domain learning through special classes and teambuilding
Network with senior leadership and learn first-hand about MITRE’s impact
Focused mentoring with national security leaders and experts in your field, during which you will:
Collaborate with a mentor in a program that includes coaching for technical skills development, reverse mentoring (you will teach what you know best!), and coaching for interpersonal engagement within our culture
Work on a government-focused capstone project
Develop skills in servant leadership and customer engagement
An in-depth rotational work program, during which you will:
Contribute to sponsor-facing projects supporting varied government agencies or military services and diverse national security challenges
Contribute to MITRE Innovation Program research projects
Build a network and explore areas of interest by connecting with colleagues
Gain sufficient experience to select the right path for yourself
Currently hiring in the following locations: McLean, VA; Bedford, MA; Colorado Springs, CO; Huntsville, AL; Tampa, FL; San Antonio, TX
From wireless communications to satellite navigation, you will learn to apply electrical engineering expertise, innovative concepts, and technology solutions to address every facet of our sponsor's electrical engineering challenges.
From embedded systems to virtually reality and augmented reality, you will learn to apply software engineering expertise, innovative contents and technology solutions to address every facet of our sponsor's software engineering challenges.
From concept development and decomposition of requirements to transition and operations in the field, you will learn to apply systems engineering expertise, innovate concepts, and develop technology solutions to address every facet of our sponsor’s systems engineering challenges.