Cyber and Information Systems Summer Internship
Are you studying for an engineering, physics, maths, astrophysics, information science, communications systems, information technology, computer science, or similar degree and looking for an exciting and challenging role with an organisation committed to ongoing career development?
Our Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) division is looking for bright, enthusiastic and inquisitive students to make innovative contributions to our project teams in the cyber, navigation, space, communications, information systems, command and control and intelligence areas. You can contribute to ensuring that the UK exploits and field's science and technology that is fit for the increasingly contested, congested and constrained electromagnetic environment of the future.
We have a diverse variety of roles that offer the chance to apply the science and technology that you are currently learning about on your course, to real problems and help the UK’s armed forces.
In addition to the work you have undertaken on your course so far, we’re looking for individuals who are inquisitive and who enjoy solving problems. You can expect to be deployed on a range of projects that will develop both your technical skillset and give you the opportunity to broaden you understanding of applied science and technology.
You'll be working with our world-class team on a technical project that will make an impact to the UK Armed Forces. You will be working in our flexible office environment at Dstl Porton Down or Portsdown West, We offer paid holiday and advice for finding local accommodation. At the end of your placement there are opportunities for financial sponsorship in your final year or potentially even an offer of permanent employment.
Our roles will give you the opportunity to:
• Apply your technical skills and knowledge in lab-based research, practical technology projects, supporting low-level research, military exercises, or military systems evaluation;
• Collaborate as part of diverse team to develop and deliver scientific, software or engineering solutions;
• Communicate your project results to Dstl’s customers in a way that non-scientists can understand;
• Write up your work into formal technical reports.
Whatever your role, you will have the opportunity to make a technical contribution, although due to the sensitive the nature of our work, you may not be able to tell everyone about it.
• A passion and interest in applying technology, science and engineering knowledge to provide creative solutions to current and future defence related challenges.
• An aptitude for picking up new technologies and understanding how they work quickly.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Strong IT skills.
• A flexible, adaptable and inquisitive approach to work.
• Knowledge of or interest in cyber, electronics, or space domain specific matters such as the following would be an advantage:
• spacecraft design
• surveillance of space
• propulsion and launch systems
• space weather
• open source computer security tools
• Software Defined Radio
• Single board computer skills
• network security
• Cyber security
• Formal methods
• data communications
• practical electronics skills
• radio frequency engineering
• data science
• AI or machine learning
• communications and computer systems engineering
• programming languages.
We’ll expect you to be studying for a degree in one of the following;
• Aeronautical/Astronautics Engineering
• Electronic or Electrical Engineering
• Systems Engineering
• Communications Engineering
• Information Science
• Information Technology
• Software Engineering
• Computer Science
• Data Science
• Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.
• Phycology and Social Science
• Cyber Security