MIT Lincoln Laboratory Student Technical Asst in Lexington, Massachusetts


A writer/editor is needed to support the publications and initiatives of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Communications and Community Outreach Office, which is responsible for managing the Laboratory’s outreach programs and developing high-profile publications, external communication products, and a vibrant website. As a science writer, the intern would collaborate with technical staff to write short news stories on emerging technologies for inclusion on the Laboratory’s website. As an editor, the candidate would developmentally edit and copyedit news articles and proofread/copyedit other products. In addition, the candidate will be part of a team that is undertaking the refresh of collateral materials used in Lincoln Laboratory’s recruiting efforts Other responsibilities may include writing text and coordinating photography for profiles of staff members, and helping other editors revise text for the Laboratory’s new website.


  • College-level course work in journalism, communications, or English, or in science with a minor focus in writing.

  • Minimum of 1–2 years of experience; internships in a communications field would count toward experience.

  • Ability to translate complex material about technology into text that is understandable to audiences less familiar with the specific technology under discussion.

  • Ability to articulate ideas succinctly and clearly; good presentation skills are a plus.

  • Proficiency in English grammar and punctuation; excellent working knowledge of references such as the Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, e.g., ability to work cooperatively on a team and to exercise tactful judgment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop.

  • A portfolio of writing samples is required at time of interview.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.