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Jacobs Data Scientist Intern - Summer 2022 in Herndon, Virginia

Critical Mission Solutions

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Your Impact:

Are you curious and eager to learn how to protect America against cybersecurity threats? We want to talk to you!

Jacobs Cyber Security Intern Program is designed to offer candidates an opportunity to work alongside cyber professionals on mission critical programs in fast-paced, technology environments. Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions (CMS) provides security risk management, full lifecycle IT service management, systems integration, and cybersecurity solutions to the federal intelligence community, DoD, and other government clients. Our interns will be able to grow their skills, learn new strategies, and make an impact on keeping America safe at home and abroad.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

A Data Scientist Summer Intern is needed to support our customer’s mission researching new and innovative ways to detect botnets, as well as methods to automatically discover and classify devices and infrastructure in botnet infected networks using large quantities of cyber security data.


  • Working with a variety of both structured and unstructured data sources.

  • Producing innovative research into anomaly detection, classification, discovery, and pattern-of-life from large cyber security data sets with technical supervision.

  • Working alongside developers to scale prototyped machine learning applications in distributed computing platforms such as Spark.

  • Collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, software engineers, dev ops engineers, and subject matter experts.

  • Utilizing strong communication skills to report findings to a non-technical audience of decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative field (e.g., statistics, operations research, computer science, mathematics, physics, computational chemistry/biology, engineering, quantitative social sciences)

  • Knowledge of programming languages: Python, Scala, Java or R - Proficiency with query languages (SQL).

  • Understanding of identifying supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms to apply to new types of data with actionable results.

  • Knowledge of concepts related to:

  • Distributed computing (e.g., Map-Reduce, Spark, and other technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem).

  • Proof-of-concept visualizations to convey results to non-technical audiences (e.g., Tableau, D3, Matplotlib, R GGplot).

  • Applying machine learning algorithms to large (TB/PB scale) data sets.

  • Deep learning architectures and frameworks (e.g., Caffe, TensorFlow, Keras).

Clearance Requirement: Ability to obtain a US government security clearance.

  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

  • Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: Sitting, Eyes, Hands)

  • May involve long periods of sitting

Work Environment:

  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)

  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

Equipment and Machines:

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation


  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.