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Job #: R-00083496
Location: Orlando, FL
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Virtual Training Systems team at Leidos currently has an opening for several Virtual Simulation Research Interns to work in our Orlando, Florida office at 6333 McCoy Road. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and talent to assist in the development of new simulation software for a wide range of virtual training and immersive environment applications.  We research and produce new solutions to advance the state of the art for simulations that are used to train individuals and teams in a wide range of mission-critical tasks.  Come help us advance technology while you learn and innovate.  This is a part-time (12-24 hours/week), year-round, on-site position.  Schedule may be changed by semester to support flexibility around classes.  We want you to graduate.

Primary Responsibilities

Performs duties in support of and as part of a software simulation R&D team.  Operates under daily direction from software design engineers to conduct tasks of basic to medium complexity. Constructs software development environment, writes software, specifies & tests scenarios, applies software development principles and skills to create or prove new techniques/technologies, etc.  Acts as part of the team to accomplish tasks required to advance the mission of the Modeling, Simulation & Training Division.

Basic Qualifications

Enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate student in an Orlando local undergraduate/graduate degree producing learning institution.  Prefer Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics majors with at least 4  semesters left to degree completion.

  • Active learner, willing to solve problems and innovate, desire to learn
  • Reliable performer, consistent on-site and on-time attendance 
  • Completed Courses using some of C++, C#, C, Java, Python or have demonstrated proficiency
  • Enrolled in classes such Software Engineering, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Gaming
  • If UCF CS student, have already passed UCF CS Foundation Exam, or completed Data Structures I or equivalent course with a B+ or better.
  • Must pass a standard background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications

  • If undergraduate, small task software robotic development project experiences, Unity or Unreal applications development.
  • If graduate, working on a technical masters (engineering, computer science, mathematics) to build upon a software focused undergraduate degree

Pay Range:

Pay Range $38,400.00 - $52,000.00 - $65,600.00

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® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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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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