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Intern - Digital Engineering (Summer 2022)


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 102797 


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

DRS Signal Solutions is looking for current students for an opportunity to contribute to technical projects and tasks in the relevant area of interest/study. This particular opening is for a Digital Engineering Intern during Summer 2022 that is expected to learn and contribute in digital hardware/FPGA design, hardware prototyping, integration & test, and/or digital signal processing.  This internship is for up to 90 days during summer 2022, dates flexible within this time based on student needs. 

Job Responsibilities

  • With supervision, analyze, test, and/or document (reports, design descriptions, schematics/layout) digital hardware developments
  • With supervision, analyze, test, and/or document (reports, design descriptions, Verilog/VHDL) programmable logic/firmware developments  
  • Gather and assemble data for engineers 
  • Assist engineers with appropriate design details 
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks to gain familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, programs and practices
  • Review specifications and requirements, and under direction, assist engineers in developing designs to best support them
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited Electrical or Computer Engineering degree program (or related scientific/technical discipline) at a sophomore level or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 GPA or higher, overall and in major
  • Relevant course studies may include: Single Chip Microcomputers, Intro to Computer Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Introduction to Signal Analysis, Computer Architecture, Digital System Design, Electric Circuit Analysis, Computer Networking Protocols, FPGA/ASIC Design
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Previous internship/co-op experience preferred
  • 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