Riverside Research Welcomes Record Number of Interns

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, an independent not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government, is offering more internships than ever before. With 32 interns dispersed across seven of the company’s locations, Riverside Research continues to expand its community outreach and workforce development activities in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career fields.

“The influx of talent and genuine enthusiasm from so many capable interns has made for an exciting work environment,” said Dr. Deanne Otto, Manager of Riverside Research’s Education & Training Division. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help prepare so many aspiring professionals for careers in STEM, as well as education and business.”

The Riverside Research internship program provides advantages for both the company and participating students. Through both technical and business internships, students gain hands-on, professional experience applicable to their future careers, which makes a valuable addition to their resumes. Students also receive mentorship from knowledgeable staff members and are eligible to earn college credit. Riverside Research, on the other hand, benefits from fresh perspectives and additional technical talent applied to several independent research and development projects and corporate business operations.

Specifically, the 32 interns are contributing their specialized skill sets to solutions in cybersecurity, education and training, human resources, marketing, program support, finance, and various technical engineering fields.

The Dayton Research Center hosts 24 of the participants, who hail from a number of learning institutions including Cedarville University, Clark State Community College, Ohio University, Sinclair Community College, the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and Wilberforce University. The most remote participant – an Imaging Science student from Rochester Institute of Technology – relocated from New York to Ohio to support the company’s Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Big Data project and is currently testing program algorithms to maximize their ability to detect differences in scenes while reducing their computational cost.

Other Riverside Research locations hosting interns include the New York, Champaign, and Chantilly Research Offices. New York, the company’s corporate headquarters, proudly hosts two accounting interns – representing the University of Buffalo and Pace University. Champaign’s scientific computing intern is a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chantilly’s software engineering intern studies at The College of William and Mary.

Three of the company’s research labs have also welcomed summer interns - the Boston-based Radar Assessment and Development Laboratory and New York’s Biomedical Engineering and Electromagnetics Laboratories. The four lab interns are at various stages in their academic pursuits. Two will complete their bachelor’s degrees in 2017 at the University of Rochester and Northeastern University, respectively; one will begin studies towards a master’s degree this fall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; and another is currently working to obtain his PhD at New York University.

The Riverside Research internship program provides an opportunity to educate and train the future STEM workforce directly. With offices in Dayton, OH; New York, NY; Lexington, MA; Chantilly, VA; Arlington, VA; Champaign, IL; and Melbourne, FL; Riverside Research internships are offered throughout the year for various durations and are open to qualified applicants nationwide. Please visit the Riverside Research Job Opportunity Portal to view current openings.