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Human Factors Engineering Intern at The MITRE Corporation

Human Factors Engineering Intern

The MITRE Corporation McLean, VA Full-Time

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

MITREs User Experience, Visualization and Decision Support department is seeking a Human Factors Engineer Intern to join the team during Summer 2023. The ideal candidate is one who can collaborate across teams to understand, interpret, and address user needs. In this role, you will support user research through interviews and observations, design user interfaces that fulfill user needs and help evaluate the usability of a wide range of systems.

Key Functions:

  • Apply user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into exceptional user experiences

  • Support user interviews and observations to elicit requirements

  • Design, prototype, recommend, and evaluate user experiences for a variety of system types on a variety of platforms

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a BS Degree in relevant discipline

  • Experience with User Centered Design methods including heuristic evaluation and usability testing

  • Ability to analyze existing systems and propose user experience enhancements

  • Ability to conduct user interviews and observations and elicit requirements

  • Knowledge of industry best practices

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to influence and promote HFE to stakeholders

  • Talent for creating intuitive designs that span devices and human sensory interactions

  • Knowledge of task analysis methods and/or business process modeling methods

  • Experience with advanced collaboration tools and technologies

  • Mentoring or tutoring experience

  • Entrepreneurial, innovative spirit

  • Experience working in cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

None

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

None

Subject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.

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