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Job #: R-00099788
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the transportation industry in a group of intelligent and motivated colleagues?  Consider joining the Leidos team operating FHWA’s Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), a USDOT research lab focused on the improvement of transportation operations, safety, mobility, and environmental impacts.  STOL provides a variety of services to support the advancement and deployment of emerging technologies, including vehicle automation and communication.  To support these goals, Leidos is seeking a STEM Intern who is motivated by variety, thrives in a challenging environment, seeks professional growth, and will be a key part of a team developing and extending a variety of applications and components in support of transportation research.  This person will play a role in developing and evaluating technologies using various STEM techniques and methodologies.  

Systems of interest relate to the following: 

•    Vehicle-to-infrastructure, Vehicle-to-pedestrian, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications 

•    Connected and Automated vehicles 

•    Traffic operations 

•    Intelligent transportation systems 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated interest in various areas of STEM and should have a commitment to deepening their understanding of STEM-related careers through practical and observational work.  Internship work could include data collection and analysis, documentation, administrative duties, project support, Agile development and participating in the day-to-day operations of a technical research facility.  The candidate should look forward to a real-world lab environment setting and working closely with engineers, software developers, and project managers to advance the state of technology and promote adoption.  Throughout this internship, the STEM Intern will learn team processes, technical skills, and other professional skills applicable to the field. The STEM Intern will be part of a growing research team that advances connected and automated vehicle technologies for FHWA.   

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interacting with in-house development teams to identify, understand, and help resolve issues 

  • Performing literature reviews and preparing report

  • Working with device vendors to procure development hardware 

  • Installing, configuring, and testing hardware and software under direct supervision 

  • Supporting projects with various tasks possibly troubleshooting 

  • Tracking and reporting performance of hardware and software under test 

  • Producing clear and concise records of testing 

  • Writing, reviewing, and/or updating technical documentation 

  • Attending meetings and collect and distribute relevant information 

  • Testing procedures and reviewing documentation 

Basic Qualifications

  • Passing grade in STEM or Computer Science class 

  • The candidate must present a letter from the University showing enrollment or will be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at the Freshman/Sophomore level land less than 2 years prior relevant experience.

  • The candidate is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related STEM field 

  • Familiarity with basic engineering practices 

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Public Trust clearance / US Citizenship Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with Agile Development 

  • Experience working with Java, Python, SQL, C++, C#, C

  • Understanding of connected and/or automated vehicle operations

  • Awareness of the systems engineering process

  • Data management

  • Familiar with ROS, MATLAB, or other professional software packages. 

Pay Range:

Pay Range $37,050.00 - $57,000.00 - $76,950.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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