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Internships at KeyW


Are you interested in a career where you can bring your ideas to life? Want to be part of a work family that solves some of the toughest security challenges in the world today? If so, consider KeyW’s intern program where your work can make a difference.


KeyW offers valuable, hands-on projects matched with competitive compensation and opportunities for professional and personal development.

Don’t just take our word for it.
See what our interns have to say:

My internship expectations were blown away by the opportunities KeyW provided. As a systems engineer intern, I received significant exposure to many aspects of remote sensing. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from the experienced engineers around me while applying my academic experience in Imaging Science toward a multitude of projects and tasks.

– Jackson, Rochester Institute of Technology

“I had an amazing experience working for KeyW. It gave me the chance to work in a professional setting while also providing me with a comfortable and welcoming environment. The people are a pleasure to work with, and it was an incredible opportunity through which I learned so much.” 

– Arielle, University of Maryland, College Park

I enjoyed working at KeyW because I had the best mentors and colleagues, incredibly smart engineers who were always willing to offer advice on mechanical engineering-related topics. The best part about KeyW and my job is that I had a lot of design freedom. It was really nice to be among coworkers who want the best for you and to help your design and final product be the best it can be.

– Chad, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


In addition, we hold an annual Intern Appreciation Day, where interns across the company come together to meet one another, learn more about KeyW and have some fun along the way. This year’s event saw our interns participate in a scavenger hunt around D.C. known as the “Parrot Dash.”

Majors that Align
Well with Our Program

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Development
  • Big Data Analytics/Applied Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Hardware
  • Software


  • At least 18 years old
  • Enrolled in an accredited university as an undergraduate or graduate
  • Enrolled in a major aligned with KeyW’s intern program positions
  • Completed one academic year
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

U.S. Government Security Clearance

Our intern positions require that candidates are able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance. Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Citizenship (Required)
  • Favorable Criminal History Check
  • Education Verification
  • Abuse/Illegal Drug Use 
  • Credit Check
  • Subject Interview


Interested in joining our team? Apply today. If you don’t see an opportunity, or you’re not ready to apply, connect with us and we’ll notify you when new positions become available.