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R&D Intern – Summer 2021

Req #: 243233
Location: Santa Barbara, CA US
Job Category: Intern/Co-op
Minimum Clearance Required: None

Job Description

Do you have a passion for innovation?  So do we!  At CACI our people are our greatest asset – we make sure your voice is heard and give you the resources to invent solutions to some of the most difficult challenges facing our customers.  Our entrepreneurial environment fosters your best ideas and allows you to build your career to fit your creativity. Sound interesting?  We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our ranks and share the fun.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • You will join our team working closely with seasoned Engineers and Mentors that will provide exposure to leading edge technologies along with fellow interns.  
  • You will work on a wide variety of systems involving hardware and software design. Your work will be directly tied to IP generation to feed into our existing and future customer work.
  • You will write source code and design hardware that will be used for our various platforms and customers (digital, analog and/or RF designs)
  • You will touch on various topics such as: cellular technology, network or communications protocol programming, design patterns, embedded hardware and software development, Linux-based SW development, Windows user interface, and more.
  • You will learn valuable hardware and software troubleshooting techniques.
  • You will gain real-world experience to prepare you for your professional career.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. 
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior in a Bachelor’s program or graduate student.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government clearance.
  • Minimum program commitment of 12 weeks (starting in May/June 2021).
  • Knowledge of object oriented programming (i.e. C, C++, Java) or standard design practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must currently be enrolled in High School OR a full-time Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctorate student
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance (if applicable to position)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • If Undergraduate or Graduate, pursing a degree in________________________ or related field is preferred, not required.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred, not required.
  • Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership and teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and activities (professional/community/extracurricular)

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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