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Technical Intern

Job ID: 2406158
Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Category: Student
Subcategory: Intern Technical
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for Technical Interns in West Lafayette, IN. This is a part-time position, averaging 15-20 hours per week during the school year, flexible to accommodate class schedules. Higher number of hours per week (to a maximum of 40) are possible during term and summer breaks. The intern will be needed for at least one semester, but preference is for longer.


This position requires the ability to create work-around solutions to accomplish assigned tasks safely. Adherence to chemical, mechanical, and electrical safety requirements, including personal protective equipment, environmental, and reportage requirements appropriate to an investigative laboratory setting is absolutely mandatory.  In a mixed lab/office environment, duties will include:

  • Compilation of existing data about counterfeit electronic components. Data will principally be from published reports of counterfeit components. Interns must demonstrate capability to take information from public sources such as electronic component batch numbers, dates of manufacture, and final component order dates
  • Using microscopes and other laboratory analytical equipment, examine and categorize electronic assemblies, components, and materials
  • Careful documentation of observations and results in supplied standardized formats (when trained) to support determinations of genuine vs altered or counterfeit electronic components, assemblies, or materials
  • Literature, internet, telephone research to gather data regarding current and potential manufacturers and suppliers of electronics to the DoD for immediate needs and long-term reporting requirements
  • Other duties may occasionally be assigned in support of a remote location which may be of a technical, maintenance, or  heavy lifting nature, depending on the individual's capabilities and/or limitations



  • Sophomore or Junior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in either Electrical Engineering,  Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Material Science or related discipline
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance. Interim Secret needed to start
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Demonstrated language and communication skill, especially writing
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes, especially for electronic components, ideally based on some experience with electronics manufacture, assembly or repair of electronics hardware


  • Existing or recent Secret Clearance
  • Military electronics or tech experience is preferred
  • Interested in Electronics

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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