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Volgenau School of Engineering alumni enjoy the highest average starting salary of all Virginia public schools, and more than 80 percent of them are employed within six months of graduation. 

Whether you're looking for work to help pay for school, an internship to experience life in your chosen field or for that dream job upon graduation, you're in the right place. Mason Engineering gathers a curated list of job opportunities from a variety of sources, so everyone from freshmen to doctoral candidates can find opportunities to fit their needs.

Sean McGowan University Career Services Industry Advisor for engineering and technology students, is in the Nguyen Engineering Building, room 2612 on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  (Starting September 1, 2016).


Michael Best EDGE Program internship

Michael Best invites engineering and science students who wish to explore the world of intellectual property to apply for a paid internship in our EDGE Program.  If you have a passion for technology and a genuine interest in patent law, and are accepted into our program, you will perform patent and technical research and writing. EDGE interns will also review patent applications, draft documents for attorney review, research and report on patent filings and perform other duties and projects assigned by the intern's manager. EDGE requirements include: Enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree program, majoring in one of the following: electrical, biomedical, mechanical or computer engineering, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or life sciences, Passion for technology and a genuine interest in patent law, Highly proficient research skills and demonstrated, analytical ability. EDGE internships are considered for the summer.  To be considered for the EDGE program, please

NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) summer internship program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – GSFC, NY
NASA GSFC Office of Education is currently seeking Undergraduate students to participate in the NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) summer internship program located at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Deadline for applications is March 1st, 2016. Applicants must be US citizens and should reside within 50 miles of the Institute.

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program





The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and its partners (shown below), in collaboration with Virginia's colleges and universities, are offering the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP is a free student resource for finding paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines complete a single application package that will be reviewed by companies throughout Virginia.

There is no cost to students, colleges/universities, or companies to participate.

Students may search for internships statewide or by region and can also express interest in specific internships posted by companies. No deadline is required but apply as early as possible for maximum opportunity, at

One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies offering internships.



At least 18 years of age and attending an accredited Virginia college, community college, or university.

Virginia residents attending an accredited out-of-state college may apply.

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate taking at least six (6) credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM related degree.

Have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least of rising sophomore status prior to the internship.

Newly graduating seniors in 2014 are also eligible to participate.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

A minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact VSGC regarding CSIIP


or (757) 766-5210.



Part Time Position With Test Equipment Company

CSC Scientific Company is a small privately held company headquartered in Fairfax, VA.  The company manufacturers and distributes test instrumentation  for the measurement and analysis of moisture, particle size and liquid properties.

We are are looking for someone  who can work 10 to 20 hours per week. The times are flexible within our working day of 9:AM to 5:30 PM weekdays.

The job is to assist our repair & service department.  In the beginning the work will be involved with cleaning & preparing instruments received for repair and calibration.  It will also involve QC testing of instruments after service and before shipping.  After the initial period and depending on the interest of the candidate the work can progress to trouble shooting and instrument assembly.

The Company is located at 2799-C Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031.  The phone number is 703 876-4030.  The contact person is Art Gatenby

The starting rate is $10.00 per hour.  After 3 months and with appropriate progress, the compensation will be increased to at least $11.00.

Sandia National Laboratories: Computing Research Summer Intern Program

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia National Laboratories seeks multiple students to participate in collaborative research across a wide range of areas in computer science, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, computational science and engineering, computational neuroscience and cognitive science (including cognitive and experimental psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics). Possible research areas include advanced computer architectures, systems software, programming languages and paradigms, networks, informatics and information sciences, combinatorial mathematics, discrete event simulation, scalable linear and nonlinear solvers, continuous and discrete optimization, uncertainty quantification, statistics, multiscale methods and mathematics, multiphysics modeling, visualization, visual cognition, meshing, cybersecurity, advanced modeling and simulation, human decision modeling, machine learning, brain inspired computing and assessing human performance. Students are also sought with interests in applying computational methods to scientific and engineering applications including shock physics, molecular dynamics, MHD, CFD, electrical systems, MEMS, and climate science. These student internships are for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and who have the desire to gain research experience in a highly collaborative research environment. Successful applicants will be exposed to a wide range of computational and/or cognitive research at Sandia and will have a strong project-based research experience working directly with Sandia staff scientists.

To access the posting, go to, click on "Careers" then click on "View All Jobs" and search for the job opening number - 651287 for graduate students and 651289 for undergraduates. Applications should include a CV and a cover letter describing the area that they would like to gain research experience.

Part Time Job Opportunity at Mathnasium

Part Time Job Opportunity: Mathnasium of Centreville and Manassas are looking for Math Instructors to join their team! 


Mathnasium, a Math Only Learning Center in Centreville and Manassas, Virginia is looking for highly skilled "math people" to join their team as a Math Instructors. Candidates must have a strong math background, love working with children from grades 1 - 12 and are able to teach elementary math through Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.


Required Qualifications:

- Completed math course work through Calculus

- Exceptional math skills through Algebra II and Geometry

- Must pass math literacy test without use of a calculator

- Ability to explain concepts in multiple ways to young learners

- Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills

- Ability to professionally interact with students and parents

- Energetic and confident personality

- Available to work at least 2 days (Monday – Thursday) during core hours of 3:00 – 8:00 pm


If you are interested in being considered for this position, complete our online application by




Punam Patel | Assistant Manager

Mathnasium of Centreville

Mathnasium of Manassas

Mobile: 319-321-9336

Software Development Engineer at Triple Tech

Triple Tech Description:

Triple Tech is a software technology company located in Reston, VA which specializes in risk management and fire protection systems for the nuclear power industry. Our software projects utilize some of the latest web technologies to provide modern user interfaces and extensive backend functionality to energy utility customers. More information can be found online at:


Job Description:

As a Software Development Engineer at Triple Tech you will work with customers to implement frontend and backend components to a web application which automates a power generating station's fire protection procedures. Software Development Engineers will develop on a full stack web framework using Groovy (JVM language very similar to Java), Java SE, DBMS (Oracle), JavaScript, and AWS (training provided).  


We are looking for a student with the following skills:

  - A solid understanding of Java SE

  - Comfortable with basic data structures including (Hash Maps, Trees, Queues, etc.)

  - An understanding of basic algorithms and time complexities

  - Knowledge of HTML and CSS 

  - Some experience with a scripting language (JavaScript or Python)

  - Some experience with BASH and Linux


*Compensation Starts at $40/hr with flexible work hours and locations.

iD Tech is Hiring for the Summer

This summer, iD Tech will hire over 1,400 instructors and staff from across the world to show students, ages 6 to 18, firsthand how their interests in technology can turn into fun learning experiences. We have programs that emphasize tech education for girls, teens, tweens and younger children.

We're looking for energetic, tech-savvy, summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for young students. So why not spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your resume in one of our amazing programs? You'll make a positive impact on the lives of students this summer and potentially inspire them to aim for big ambitions. Our summer jobs are as fulfilling as they are fun!

Staff members receive competitive compensation, room & board (overnight staff only), custom built apps supporting operations and curriculum, college internship credit (if applicable), guidance from our experienced team of managers, and more.

Take the first step to a great summer! Learn more & Apply today

Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is inviting students to participate in the 2016 summer internship program sponsored by the Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates.  AFRL Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 


The application for the 2016 summer program opens on November 3, 2015, and the AFRL will be accepting applications from students with top academic credentials and an interest in science, engineering, and mathematics. Students from undergraduate and graduate-level studies are eligible for the program. Graduate students also have the opportunity to continue their thesis research, provided the AFRL topic coincides with their research objectives.   


Students will intern within the Space Vehicles or Directed Energy directorates, facilitated by close interaction with fellow scholars and AFRL scientists and engineers in one of several research areas of interest.  They will have the unique opportunity to participate in stimulating research efforts that directly contribute to the Nation's defense, while developing skills and contacts that will be of great value when they join the professional workforce.  We hope that you will support these programs by promoting these summer research opportunities to students.  Please encourage your students to visit the AFRL Scholars website now and begin gathering the necessary documents for the application process.  Please share this information with all students who might be interested in the program.


For more information and a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit the AFRL Scholars website at:


Direct application link:

Email questions:

Apply Now!  The summer 2016 application deadline is January 19, 2016.


AFRL Program Administration

Accenture Federal Services Technology Engineer Analyst

Are you eager for challenges that explore your full potential? At Accenture Federal Services, you can launch yourself into your next journey – a dynamic career with the power of a global consulting organization at the forefront of business, technology and innovation.

Accenture Federal Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture and a leading services provider to US Federal organizations. As part of the Accenture family you're joining a culture that's as unique as you are. The skills our people bring to our clients are vast – just as the cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and languages we represent. Through your local leaders and career counselor, you'll enjoy a career experience that is designed for you.

Your Role: Accenture Federal Services Technology Engineer, Analyst
There is never a typical day at Accenture Federal Services, but that's why people love it here! As a Technology Engineer Analyst, you'll work along side our federal clients as you help them make a real difference for our country and our communities. You'll work with them to identify their challenges and collaborate with your colleagues to envision, design and deliver end-to-end solutions. You might spend your day:
      Working in an agile environment as part of a team that measures itself daily in terms of quality and speed of delivery
      Developing next generation digital solutions to meet our customers' ever evolving mission and business needs
      Creating compelling and intuitive user experiences that drive adoption and engagement
      Developing a broad set of technology skills, i.e.: Java, Mobility, SOA, SAP, Oracle, PL/SQL, Open Source or technology architecture
      Working with large and complex data sets to solve difficult and non-routine problems
      Designing algorithms and codifying large-scale statistical models
      Building a common set of technology capabilities across assessment, planning, design and implementation
      Identifying client's vulnerabilities and designing protection systems to safeguard their intellectual property
      Identifying, designing and testing new tools and techniques that enhance our solutions
      Designing, developing and supporting underlying application technical architecture
      Supporting, monitoring and troubleshooting complex production applications

Your Experience: Basic Qualifications
Accenture Federal Services consultants are well-rounded with a consistent track record of outstanding academic performance and high learning agility. We are looking to build our teams with individuals who are open, entrepreneurial and collaborative.
      Bachelor's degree (with a graduation date no later than December 31, 2016)
      Legal Authorization to work in the US without company sponsorship*
      Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Preferred Qualifications (Not Required):
      Bachelor's degree or minor in Computer Science, Engineering or Technology Major or comparable experience
      Programming or systems integration related internship
      Proficient in one or more of the following program languages: Java, HTML5, JavaScript, Swift/objective-C, C#, .NET, Python, Ruby, Grails, PL/SQL, PHP
      Experience with Scrum, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and/or Automated Testing
      Experience with one or more of the following:
          o UI/UX design
          o Distributed computing tools like Hadoop
          o Statistical techniques using SPSS, SAS, R or similar toolsets and an understanding of exploratory data analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, statistical inference and/or classification algorithms
          o Relational and Non-relational data modeling
          o Amazon Web Services or other server virtualization tools

About Accenture Federal Services
Accenture Federal Services, a US company and wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, helps clients change how people work and live, for a safer, healthier, and more prosperous nation. We do work that matters at the heart of our nation's top priorities. Our 6,500 people help clients accelerate their journey from idea to outcomes, by bringing together insights and innovations with our management consulting, digital, technology, and operations services. Our delivery excellence and flexible, scalable, high-performing platforms help clients create value quickly for their customers and their mission.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is

To learn more about Accenture Federal Services, and how you will be challenged and inspired from Day 1, please visit and You can also follow us on Twitter @AccentureFed and on LinkedIn.

Start your Accenture Federal Services Adventure today! To apply for a Consulting Analyst position and shape your future, keep reading!

How to Apply
Please apply via your campus career center and the Accenture Careers website. More details and instructions will be available soon. In addition to your campus center resume drop, you must complete an online application to be considered for an interview.
      Visit and search for Job Number: 00328124

If you previously applied for a position at Accenture or Accenture Federal Services (e.g., internship), use the User ID and password you created at that time.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems openings

View a current snap shot of current open entry-level positions and intern positions at General Dynamics - Mission Systems (GDMS) that are available on the GDMS website.

There are plenty more positions across GDMS. Students are encouraged to visit the GDMS website at the top of the sheet to review all the current openings available.

Mobile Device Consulting Opportunity

Opportunity: looking for iphone and android experience to evaluate the security of a commercial application. The firm has the source code and the server build so source code review, automated code analysis (like xcode, android is tbd), developing automated tools to test (fuzz), local forensics (application footprint) and possibly some traffic analysis is needed. Project is part-time (number of hours is negotiable) and expected to run 1-2 months.

All qualified and interested candidates can forward a resume to:

Implementation Developer for SaleCycle in Sterling, VA

Our Implementation Team own the client journey once contracts have exchanged hands and have the varied and rewarding responsibility of establishing and customising our service to suit our eager clients. From satisfying requests, to designing beautifully crafted remarketing, to developing and testing JavaScript, they put everything in place in order for our clients to begin recovering their lost revenue. As an Implementation Developer, you will…

Champion our implementation development function, as the "go-to" team member for expertise within JavaScript integration coding
Conduct extensive website investigations for some of the biggest brands in the world!
Develop and test JavaScript in line with tailored requirements and deadlines of your clients' campaigns, both freehand and templates
Maintain your scripts for the lifecycle of their campaign, fixing bugs and troubleshooting any changes that would impact their effectiveness
Work collaboratively with other business functions to provide a seamless customer experience

Essentially you will…

Be an adaptable, creative thinker with the ability to think outside the box in order to get to the bottom of a complexity
Have strong experience of coding using JavaScript 1.5+ with knowledge of broader languages
Be able to communicate technical instructions or advice in easy to understand terms to your colleagues
Be adaptable to changing priorities, as you effectively balance numerous clients' needs/li>
Also be a committed team player, able to integrate easily into our close-knit environment

Full Details:

VEX Robotics Coach Intern Position

Sponsor Organization: SySTEMic Solutions, a STEM outreach program of Northern Virginia Community College

Open To: Current NOVA or GMU Students

Duration: September 21 - February 21

Where: Various Locations in Fairfax County (see below)

Primary Job: Assist local middle & high school students with designing, building, and programming their robot for the 2015-2016 VEX competition—Nothing But Net.

Experience Required: Basic understanding of the engi-neering design process, C programming language, and/or any prior experience with the FIRST or VEX program.

Stipend: $1,000

If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Charles Britt at or (703) 425-5917

Bailey's Community Center - Falls Church
Mott Community Center - Fairfax
Reston Teen Center - Reston
Willston Community Center - Falls Church
Southgate Community Center - Reston
Herndon Neighborhood Center - Herndon
Kingsley Common CLCP - Falls Church

Additional Requirements:
 Pass background check & attend mandatory orientation
 Must provide own transportation
 Work a minimum of 2 hours per week
 Ability to work Monday - Friday between the hours of 4:00pm & 7:30pm & attend two Saturday tournaments

The Rival at GMU

The Rival is still looking for young talent at George Mason University who want to gain experience, be a part of an exciting start up, and help grow a national publication. 

WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING RIGHT NOW: "What's The Rival? Why the hell should I be interested?"

Campus news should reflect an authentic student voice. It should capture a school's distinctive culture. It should strive to set the bar for student journalism, student creativity, and the millennial generation.

THAT is what The Rival is here to do. Join us at The Rival George Mason as a pioneer in The Rival's national expansion from our sister school George Washington University to campuses nationwide.

We are still seeking writers and editors, as well as individuals interested in film. 

To apply, review the attached PDF before contacting The Rival at If you are interested in writing, editing, or creating film/video, please send your resume. Also, check out to get an idea of what we are creating.

Mindtribe hiring associate engineers

It's that time of year again.  Mindtribe is looking for Electrical Engineers, Firmware Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers expecting their BS or MS this spring. The deadline to apply is soon (September 30)!  Mindtribe would love to see some GMU representation during the resume review and interviews.

Here's a link to the job posting:

Mindtribe is a fantastic place to work.  They work on a wide variety of projects and associate engineers can expect to hit the ground running working on small teams on projects like these the day they start.  Also, not yet up on their website is recent work with Google on Project Jacquard.

VDOT Internship Program Opportunities

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Internship Program is now accepting applications through November 30, 2015.

The Internship Program offers students:

Paid developmental work experience located throughout the state in multiple VDOT divisions and districts each summer and opportunities to work during school.  Also, this program will expand the student's knowledge of public service and transportation.

Student requirements to apply:

Be a US citizen or permanent US resident.
Be at least 18 years of age.
As of May 2016, be a rising sophomore (second), junior (third) or senior (fourth) year of undergraduate study in a 2-year or 4-year accredited college/university.
Graduate students enrolled in a degreed program in an accredited college/university.
Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 or above on a 6.0 scale.
Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students.

Click the following link if you are eligible and interested in the Internship Program.

Please note:  If you are majoring in Civil Engineering, VDOT offers a Civil Engineering Scholarship Program. 

You may also apply if you meet program requirements, Civil Engineering Scholarship Program.


Email questions or comments to

CS Major needed for Biochemistry Wage Position

A graduate or undergraduate student in Computer Science is needed to assist a biochemistry graduate student with scripting for manipulation of data and calculations from data generated using commercial mass spectrometry analysis software. Project is supposed to last a few weeks. The student will be paid wages.

If interested, please contact Dr. Barney Bishop, directly.

ATCC Entry Level Positions

The ATCC (American Type Culture Collection) is looking to hire several entry level positions.

Here's a link to the career opportunities:

Engineering Implementation Coordinator at AASHTO

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is currently seeking an Engineering Implementation Coordinator, a position located in Washington, DC.

The Engineering Implementation Coordinator supports the Program Director for Engineering in the administration of programs, projects, and special assignments related to the nationwide implementation of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). SHRP2 is the second Strategic Highway Research Program, which has developed new and innovative products and processes to help transportation agencies improve safety, enhance productivity, boost efficiency, and increase the reliability of the nation's highway network. 

The incumbent assists the AASHTO SHRP2 Implementation Manager in coordinating with various stakeholders, including AASHTO, state departments of transportation (DOTs), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the planning and deployment of implementation efforts to help promote products from the SHRP2 research program for mainstreaming within the State DOTs and other transportation agencies.  

Regular activities include tasks such as tracking implementation efforts across multiple programs; monthly financial reporting on tasks accomplished; communicating information to AASHTO members about the program and its products; coordinating information between AASHTO staff and contract team members; providing logistical assistance for meetings; and maintaining contact with potential implementation stakeholders.  

The incumbent also assists the Program Director and other Engineering staff in gathering, synthesizing, and communicating information to Engineering Division staff, AASHTO staff, and members of AASHTO committees.  Tasks include development of presentations and letters for AASHTO members and staff; drafting responses to requests from state or federal agencies; and coordinating with other AASHTO divisions.    

The incumbent develops and maintains working relationships with individuals and organizations in the transportation community, including associations, government agencies, academia, and the private sector.   

The successful candidate must be able to set priorities and achieve them independently in a timely manner. Must have well developed organizational skills and other essential business skills.  Technical skills with computer software word processors, databases, and spreadsheets are required.  Ability to organize information into report documents with minimal supervision is necessary.  The incumbent must possess the capability to effectively plan and organize activities, work independently to achieve desired results, and work well under pressure.  Familiarity with contract administration and financial reporting is highly desirable, as well as excellent written and oral communications skills. 

One to three years of program support experience, preferably in a transportation-related organization is desired. College-level coursework and/or related degree is preferable, but not required.       

Those interested in applying may do so by emailing Relocation costs are not reimbursable. AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.