2023 Summer Intern (Multiple Locations: Lorton, VA; Anacostia, DC; Washington, DC)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/21/2022 11:34 AM)
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Security Clearance
Full Time
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Noblis is looking for interns for our 2023 Summer Internship Program!

Our 2023 Program will be held in a hybrid work environment; participants will telework many days, but must be in the local area to travel to an in-person facility for certain projects, meetings, and collaborative assignments. 


Learn, Network, and Contribute 

A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for valuable real-world experience, competitive pay, and the opportunity to grow, we are the place for you. Our interns spend their days collaborating with full-time staff and other interns to create innovative, mission-focused solutions for our clients’ most pressing problems. We offer a diverse network of professionals who each offer a unique skillset to shape your development. Read more about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative here.  


Build Your Real-World Experience 

When you intern with Noblis, we will offer real work on projects where you can learn, contribute, and see what it is like to be a working professional in your field. We will show belief in your potential by making you an integral part of our team and our support to our federal client. We also facilitate group activities that allow you to meet other interns and form new connections. You will attend weekly seminars and networking events designed to prepare you for an impactful career. And you have the ability to join our Intern Mentorship Program. Above all, we will provide you with an environment that fosters learning and growth, and that provides you with valuable real-world experience in a competitive industry. 


Invest in Your Future 

Your summer at Noblis will be challenging, educational, hands-on, and memorable. You will leave better prepared for life after school—as a leader, problem-solver, and critical thinker with real-world experience. And if you love your time at Noblis, you may have the opportunity to stay! A significant percentage of our interns become full-time employees. 


Join an Award-Winning Program

Noblis was awarded a Top 100 Internship Program Award from WayUp in 2020. Our program offers our interns an opportunity to participate in our Intern Mentorship Program, weekly lunch and learns, networking activities, technology book talks, employee resource groups, company-wide events and research and development projects, and presentations to our executive council. 


Project Description

  • Participate in the Noblis Summer Internship Program.  This is a Summer Intern Position from 31 May 2023 until 4 August 2023.
  • This position is to work with Noblis to support the 1) Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program; 2) Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), or 3) DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.
    • The DoD CTR Program is implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and works cooperatively with allies and partners to prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and eliminate chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats to the U.S., allies, and partners.
    • The DHS CWMD Office leads DHS efforts and coordinates with domestic and internaitonal partners to safeguard the United States against CBRN and health security threats. Potential opportunities include supporting the Strategy, Plans, and Policy (SPP) Directorate or the Information Analysis Directorate (IAD).
  • SPP Mission: Coordinates and develops DHS policy, strategy, and plans to counter CBRN and health security threats affecting the United States.
  • IAD Mission: Leads DHS intelligence support, biosurveillance, and data integration to assess, warn, and share information countering WMD and health security threats and incidents affecting the United States.
    • DHS S&T is the research and development arm of the DHS which conducts basic and applied research, developing, testing, and evaluating activities that strengthen the nation’s overall security. Potential opportunities include supporting the International Cooperative Program Office (ICPO) and Probabilistic Analysis for National Threats Hazards and Risks (PANTHR) program.
  • ICPO Mission: Develops partnerships with foreign governments and international organizations that enhance scientific and technical knowledge for homeland security purposes.
  • PANTHR Mission: Provides accurate, useful, and defensible knowledge and tools to stakeholders to enable aggregated risk-informed decision making for defense against WMD threats to the homeland.

Client Engagement

  • Learn about the Noblis business development lifecycle, processes, tools, and account structure.
  • Build a productive relationship with clients and understand their structure, organization, mission, and goals.


What We Need From You: 

  • A GPA of 3.3 or higher  
  • US Citizenship, and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD or DHS clearance
  • Be a rising undergraduate senior or current Masters student, with a focus on relevant topics areas (e.g., biodefense, nonproliferation, international security, policy, international relations, computer science, etc.)
  • Ability to relocate to the DC metro area and access on-site facility as needed
  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills
  • An interest or skill in any of the following:
    • Life and chemical/biological sciences 
    • Nonproliferation/counterproliferation
    • Familiarity with biological/chemical threats of natural, accidental, or deliberate origin
    • International security or international relations
    • Policy analysis and legislative affairs (e.g., MPP/MPA)
    • Nation-state-level and regional WMD threats
    • Arms control and nonproliferation agreements approaches, and objectives
    • Data science, computer science, or modeling


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org

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