We believe in learning by doing. That’s why our internship program provides students and recent graduates with unparalleled hands-on experience contributing to challenging and meaningful projects alongside the brightest minds in space, cyber, defense and intelligence.
If you share our passion for pushing the boundaries through cutting-edge technology and want to play a direct role in keeping our nation safe, Centauri is the right place to accelerate your career.
Hear how former interns jump-started their careers at Centauri and ultimately became full-time members of our team.
At a Glance
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What Makes Us Different
Leverage technical skills to solve real-world national security challenges.
Receive mentorship from and network with the brightest subject matter experts across space, cyber, defense and intelligence.
Gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technologies.
Enjoy competitive compensation and industry-leading flexibility.
Internships at Centauri generally fall within the following categories:
The Risk Management Framework process is a highly-involved process developed by the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) to ensure a systematic way to continually evaluate and secure government systems. In addition to the Department of Defense (DoD), a lot of commercial customers use the RMF as well to evaluate and secure their systems. By automating pieces of this laborious process, we can significantly cut down on both man-hours and human error, leading to a better product for the customer.
SDR (Software Defined Radio) passive RF detection of GEO satellites with StarGazer. Potential benefits would include improved tracking, custody, and characterization of GEOs. To meet this goal several interim phase projects are intended. The intention is to learn about the software and hardware interface by building a terrestrial, bi-static radar, with two coherent, shared clock, SDRs.
Developing algorithms and applications for the special-purpose quantum processors that are now receiving multi-$M to $B dollar investments by IBM, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Honeywell, China and most recently the U.S. Government. Develop a non-cryptologic application that can be run on a modest-scale, special-purpose quantum computer to demonstrate an identifiable impact in attacking intractable processing problems projected over the next five years for government or commercial industry
Step into a fully operational Agile software team, participating in every facet: from planning, to execution, to retrospectives. Interaction with our customers to help derive requirements and develop features that satisfy those requirements along with building testing suites that automate testing of our software and ensure that those tests accurately cover the design requirements of our customers.
UCC-G is a software metrics tool used by our customers to calculate different metrics from a codebase. Currently, the customer only has the ability to run UCC-G by using the command line and point to a source folder. This project will allow our customers to run UCC-G from the Eclipse IDE and test the codebase currently being worked on. During development, this will save time for our customers and allow them the ease of not having to use the command line.
Uses technical and mathematical skills to learn and carry out defense system testing and analysis, while demonstrating the ability to collect data and manage/manipulate large data sets.
The objective of this project is to stand up a virtual “cyber lab” environment to support: cyber training, customer projects, and Internal Research and Development (IR&D) efforts. The lab will support VM snapshots and rollback capabilities, network segmentation, and scripts to emulate user traffic within environments emulating tools we see in the real world (training segment), development of unclassified configurations given customer requirements (customer segment), and develop or evaluate products (growth segment). The addition of such a capability, adequately configured, would give us the flexibility to meet a wide variety of projects, and modularly grow the physical hardware specifications to meet demand.
Work in a highly advanced, fast-paced software development environment providing real results to our Air Force customers. Successful interns will be highly considered for full-time engineering positions upon graduation. The intern will use creative and technical skills to implement cutting edge machine learning algorithms in Python or other object-oriented languages as appropriate
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m interested in an internship at Centauri. How do I best go about joining your team?
A: We begin considering students for our internship program during our fall recruiting season, typically between late August and late October. We also post all open internship positions on our website, www.CentauriCorp.com. Find all open internship positions by typing "intern" in the search bar.
Q. What are the basic qualifications to apply for an internship position?
A: The Basic Qualifications statement describes the type of credentials and experience a candidate is required to have in order to be considered for a particular opportunity at a particular point in time. When a requisition lists a particular set of qualifications, make sure your resume accurately reflects the skills listed. Interns at Centauri must minimally be a rising Junior in college.
Q: Do I need a security clearance to be eligible to apply?
A: No, you do not need a security clearance to be eligible. Many positions however within Centauri require that the employee have access to classified information. The government's investigation/adjudication period for levels of clearance could be very lengthy. The hiring organization may not want to wait a long time for a person to start, or their budget may not accommodate starting someone before the clearance is granted. As a result, the hiring organization may wish to only consider candidates possessing an active clearance. Security clearance requirements are usually stated in the Basic Qualifications section of the position description.
Q: How is my resume reviewed/how can I increase my chances of being selected?
A: Our Talent Acquisition staff is hard at work reviewing the many resumes we receive. We do not use resume screening software or any other type of automated process when reviewing your resume - so you can rest, an actual human being will be the one considering it! In addition to reviewing all of the open positions on our website, you can build your network, approach us as an employer of interest if you see us on your campus, put your best foot forward in writing your resume, and be prepared for the interview process.
Q: Are Centauri’s internship opportunities paid?
A: We offer paid internships. Our salaries are set at the start of each calendar year and are based on graduation year.
Q: Do you offer summer housing or temporary relocation assistance?
A: Housing stipends may be offered dependent upon your starting destination from the Centauri office location in which you are assigned as well as the funding type of the position that you will be filling. Your Centauri Talent Acquisition point of contact can best address whether or not you would be eligible for this benefit.
Q: When and where are Centauri internship opportunities available?
Our internships are located at all of our Centauri offices across the country. Internship opportunities are primarily available during the summer, however we do frequently have needs for year round intern placements.