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Job #: R-00004383
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Cybersecurity/Technical Writer Intern to collaborate as part of a team of engineers to put our best foot forward on paper for an unmanned autonomous ship project. Our customers want us to explain how our complex systems work, and we need someone who can effectively document our system architecture and approaches.

You'll be working as part of an integrated Scrum team, a team that's collaborating to build systems to control unmanned ships. As we work through each Sprint, you'll take responsibility for interviewing others on the team and working together to find the words to capture what we've done. You will write and edit technical documents, including business proposals, reports, user manuals, briefings and presentations, functional descriptions, system specifications, guidelines, special reports, and other documents to communicate with our management and our customers.

Interns may travel up to two weeks during the summer to collaborate with our team members at other locations.

Basic Qualifications:

Pursuing degree in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Technical Writing, or other technical or communications related fields.

US citizenship as well as eligibility to obtain a DoD security clearance.


Technical writing specific background or a background in technical documentation

Familiarity with programming

Familiarity with Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Familiarity with Microsoft Viso, MagicDraw, or Enterprise Architect

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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