Summer 2024 Software Engineer Intern- Internal Research & Development

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon | US-VA-Blacksburg
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Strategic Innovation Group


Peraton is seeking Summer 2024 Software Engineer Interns to support our Internal Research & Development (IRAD) program which will be conducted in our Herndon, VA or Blacksburg, VA offices or remotely.


Join our Technology and Engineering Software Delivery Center and support exciting, advanced research projects in areas such as communications, space, cybersecurity, defense, health, and mobile. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, supportive environment with our full-time staff, allowing you to grow your skills and your career while building experience in a variety of different projects and domains. You’ll work in an Agile software development environment supporting requirements/story development, software architecture and design, software development, and unit/component testing.  You’ll also get the chance to obtain certifications in leading technologies to enhance your skills, such as Amazon Web Services.


Summer internships are mostly remote, work-from-home positions, but there will be opportunities for in-office experiences for interns residing in Northern VA or Southwestern VA. We ask that each intern be available to work the duration of the ten weeks (June to August) and commit to working a minimum of 35-40 hours per week. This program is geared toward technical college students, actively enrolled at a four-year university, who will be rising into their junior or senior years. However, strong underclassmen may be considered if they have declared their major and have completed qualified coursework.


Required Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma and some advanced level training.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Have completed progress toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
  • Foundational experience in an object-oriented programming language, preferably in Java, and exposure to software engineering processes.
  • Hands on programming experience through coursework and/or prior internships.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and concepts.
  • Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3.0 and above GPA.
  • Exposure to Agile software development processes.
  • Familiarity with web development frameworks and/or database technologies.
  • Exposure to cloud computing environments.

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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