Summer 2024 University Internship Program

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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Peraton is seeking Summer 2024 Interns to become a part of our hands-on and multi-faceted intern program at various Peraton sites, predominantly in the Northern Virginia/ Washington DC metro area. Depending on the program and given the current workforce climate, the summer internship may be able to be supported remotely.


This position is a pipeline position with a purpose to collect applicants. No hires will be made against this position. 


If you're looking to contribute to real-time, customer-focused work related to your field of study, then Peraton's 10 week internship program may be perfect for you! Our intern program places an emphasis on developing the next generation’s workforce; designed to provide college students with the opportunity to learn about Peraton, gain meaningful real world work experience in a professional environment, and work on programs that enable missions of national importance. As part of our internship curriculum we provide the opportunity for each intern to interact with various branches of the company. This includes attending brown bag sessions with our executive leadership team, joining developmental learning lessons, and participating in team-building activities with mentors and fellow interns. We foster a culture of mentoring, continuous learning, and team orientation that will be evident from your first day on the job. Our goal is to build a road-map that leads you to a long, rewarding, and challenging career with Peraton! We work with you to determine your desired career path, and the correct steps to achieve your goals.


Under direct supervision, our interns perform various hands-on tasks and assignments for the organization's professional staff in disciplines such as Engineering, Software Development, Database Management, Security Threat Analysis, Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance.   


Internship Advantages:

-Meaningful work related to national security and space intelligence. 

-Primary channel for full-time, entry-level hires.

-Competitive pay.

-Opportunity for government security clearance, depending on the requirements dictated by the program.

-Interaction with executives and leadership.

-Organized professional development and social activities.


We ask that each intern be available to work the duration of the ten weeks (June to August) and commit to working a minimum of 35 hours per week. This program is geared toward technical college students, actively enrolled at a four year university, who will be rising into their junior or senior years. However, strong underclassmen may be considered if they have declared their major and have completed qualified coursework.


Required Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma and some advanced level training.
  • US Citizenship is required. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance, if applicable, and dictated by the program/contract.
  • Must be actively pursuing a 4 year degree at an accredited university.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Information Technology, Business, Finance, Human Resources or related field.
  • An ideal candidate will have a 3.0 and above GPA.
  • A passion for learning, helping others, and contributing value to the mission in any way possible.
  • Ability to create, sustain, and enhance fostering of team dynamics and collaboration.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and concepts.
  • You are self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office.
  • An ideal candidate would be a rising junior or senior.

Target Salary Range

SCA / Union / Intern
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range



An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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