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Intern - RF Engineering (Summer 2022)


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 102795


Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.  For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Job Summary

DRS Signal Solutions is looking for Technical Interns in our Germantown, MD office for Summer 2022. Our Internship programs are designed for those with an interest in Hardware Development, FPGA/Programmable Logic, Software Development, and RF/Analog Engineering.  This particular opportunity is for an Engineering student with interest in RF/Analog technology.  This paid internship is for up to 40 hours per week for up to 90 days (some flexibility on dates and hours depending on student needs).  Plus, we work a 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off).

Job Responsibilities

  • Carry out basic work instructions that will help in understanding the fundamentals of the Company’s Product Lines
  • Conduct limited scope testing under the supervision of engineers
  • Gather and assemble data for engineers
  • May be required to help in research in a particular field
  • Conduct design analysis and/or calculations under the supervision of engineers
  • Assist engineers with appropriate design details
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks to gain familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, programs and practices
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current student in an accredited Bachelor's degree program majoring in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline with at least 1 year complete (rising Sophomore-Senior)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher both overall and in major
  • Preferred related coursework: Linear Electronics, Electromagnetics, Introduction to Signal Analysis, Electric Circuit Analysis, Physics, Continuous-Time Signals and Systems
  • Passion for technology
  • Basic proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Intuitive with an ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Experience with circuit simulation tools such a Eagleware a plus
  • Some experience working with RF test equipment such as Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
  • Experience with or knowledge of instrument control and data processing (e.g. Matlab)
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to build a good network
  • Must be diligent, hardworking, and quick to learn
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • For compliance with Executive Order 14042 candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC