Serco Inc.

  • Electrical Engineering Intern

    Work Location
    Position Type
    Temporary/Term Full-Time
    Security Clearance
  • Position Description

    Intern Program Overview

    Serco’s Training and Experience Program (STEP) is designed to provide college students an internship opportunity to gain meaningful, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. STEP emphasizes developing the next generation’s workforce. Our goal is to build a roadmap that leads you to a long, rewarding and challenging career with Serco. We will work with you to determine your desired career path and the correct steps to get you to your goals.

    Outside of gaining hands-on experience, you will attend training sessions taught by skilled leaders in our company. These training sessions range from finance, personality in the workplace, presentation skills, resume building, and more. In addition, Serco emphasizes being environmentally friendly and making a positive difference in the community. We challenge our interns to develop and execute on at least one group initiative that will benefit the office and/or local community. Projects in the past have included a park cleanup and a recycling drive.

    This internship spans over 12 weeks—11 weeks worked with 1 week off for Fourth of July and half days on Fridays. You will work with your mentor to identify the best times for you to come in and leave work. You will work no more than an average of 36 hours a week.


    Job Description

    As an Electrical Engineering Intern, you will support our Maritime Engineering, Technology & Sustainment (METS) Business Unit which is responsible for industry-leading capabilities in naval ship and submarine design, systems and engineering services, and production support, logistics and in-service sustainment. This complements Serco’s other engineering capabilities in shipboard, shore and systems installation and upgrade services to the Navy.

    You will join a team that is responsible for overseeing production efforts on ships under construction on the Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer Contract. This impacts the Navy by capturing and correcting engineering discrepancies in process during the ship construction to deliver a better ship. In your role, you will observe electrical and electronic component installations and testing. You will become well versed in engineering principles and evaluate designs in terms of meeting capabilities and efficiency of installation and test. You will perform engineering work by analyzing system installation and test of shipboard power plants and distribution system, as well as combat and weapons systems. You will identify discrepancies in installation and failures to meet testing guidelines. You will be asked to provided recommendations for improvements to quality systems and efficiencies in design and installation.

    During your Internship, you will gain exposure to a wide range of teams within the organization including: Aegis Test Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly engaged and collaborative engineering team.


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist with the installation and test of electrical and combat systems components
    • Work alongside and support higher-level engineers
    • Perform basic engineering duties
    • Comply with quality and security procedures



    • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or 4-year degree at an accredited university, or projected Spring 2020 graduate
    • Ideal candidates will be rising juniors, rising seniors or Spring 2020 graduates
    • Pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering or related field
    • Candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance.
    • Responsible, self-starter that can achieve results with minimal supervision.
    • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Must be diligent, hardworking and a fast learner.
    • Desires to gain professional experience and is eager to learn.
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating in a team environment.
    • Effective communication skills.



    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. Military, numerous U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Government of Canada, State and Local Governments, and Commercial Clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco''s people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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