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Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Do you aspire to support the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense? Do you want to learn from experts in the field and get a taste for what it takes to support national security and intelligence gathering? Do you have an interest in Space-based assets? Do you want to be a part of a fast-paced environment leveraging the latest technologies and advancements within the government? If this describes you, consider joining us as an intern!

We are seeking summer 2021 interns for our program supporting Perspectas Intelligence Group in Chantilly, Virginia. As an intern, you will work in a team environment and collaborate with other summer interns. You will learn about Agile methods and work in a Scrum Team. You will work on delivering an integrated platform for multiple intelligence applications in support of a real national Intelligence Community customer. You will explore different methods of software application containerization, cloud architectures, open source tools, trends and techniques to streamline ways to rapidly get data to users out in the field.

Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Join us as a 2021 Perspecta summer intern and open up the opportunity to build your future career with us! The skills and experiences you will gain from a summer internship at Perspecta will be highly sought after throughout the industry and give you the opportunity for the career of a lifetime.

Advantages to interning with Perspecta:

Meaningful work related to National Security

Competitive pay

Potential opportunity for a US government TS/SCI security clearance

Interaction with executives and potentially high-ranking government officials

Organized professional development and social activities

Additional Internship Information:

This ten-week paid internship program. We ask that each intern be available to work the duration of the ten weeks and commit to working a minimum of 35 hours per week. This program is geared towards technical college students that actively enrolled at an accredited university, who are rising into their senior year. Sophomores may be considered if they have declared their major and have qualified coursework.

Our intern program is designed to provide college students the opportunity to learn about Perspecta and gain meaningful, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. We place an emphasis on developing the next generations workforce. You will be assigned a manager and mentor. As part of our internship curriculum we provide the opportunity for each intern to interact with various organizations within the company. This includes the chance to participate in a corporate public speaking exercise, complete technical training courses, attend brown bag sessions with our executive leadership team and participate in teambuilding activities with mentors and fellow interns. Our culture of mentoring, continuous learning and team orientation will be obvious from your first day on the job. Our goal is to build a roadmap that leads you to a long, rewarding and challenging career. Well work with you to help you determine your desired career path, and next steps to achieve your goals. At the end of the program each intern will give a brief presentation to our executive team summarizing their accomplishments and key takeaways achieved while working for us. You may also be given the opportunity to out brief your summer project to our federal government customer.


  • Requires a High School degree, and currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited university. An ideal candidate would be a rising senior.
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Willing and able to obtain a government security clearance, if necessary
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment, and establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
  • Must possess strong decision-making skills, and the ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Must possess the ability to quickly ramp up on technical details of a project
  • Must take initiative to provide creative alternatives / solutions to intractable challenges or systemic problems
  • Must be willing to present summer project to executive leadership team and/or federal government customer

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


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