Interns at RCS experience a highly unique, challenging and friendly learning environment. Elite candidates work as a fully contributing part of a team focused on client projects from day one. RCS puts an emphasis on continued learning and professional development in a fast-paced nurturing setting. Our customers present challenging problems in high-stakes situations, providing RCS employees with a chance to make a real impact in the world. The work you do here makes a difference.
Are you looking for an internship that can catapult your career? Learn hands-on as you collaborate along-side the world’s best cognitive systems design team. Working directly with your mentor, you will learn critical skills, expertise and how to be an effective engineer. Engage in weekly small group training sessions hosted by RCS’s President, Bill Elm, to further your understanding and support your ongoing quest for knowledge.
“I learned more in my first 2 weeks at RCS than in most of my semester-long courses.”
As an RCS intern, you’ll learn first hand how to become a cognitive problem solver – the foundational skills of a world-class Cognitive Systems Engineer (CSE). You’ll gain the immediate benefits of “compressed learning” by working as part of a small, cutting edge team on projects that blend the art of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, Computer Science, and Data Science.
You’ll work on the design of information systems that enable advanced human decision-making in complex mission environments. You’ll prototype, test, and deploy real-world decision support systems that are cognitively resilient and comfortable for users. Who knows, maybe your fingerprints will be all over a new game-changing customer solution!
“I can’t imagine an internship with more hands-on experience or a friendlier group of people.”
“RCS has put together an incredible internship program. I was surprised by how well organized the program was. We had weekly lessons and a project that the interns worked on together. Not to mention starting on real, customer related, projects on day 1. RCS is a great place to work. It is challenging, but I have learned so much very quickly and my confidence as an engineer has increased significantly.”
“Early on in my experience at RCS, I felt that I was a valued member of a team who was working hard to make a difference. It was refreshing to be in an environment where my peers respected and trusted me enough to make important engineering decisions on my own. Professionally, I feel that I’ve been able to broaden my skill set and understand the process of producing worthwhile, innovative products that change lives.”
Only a few RCS internships are awarded to outstanding applicants each year. The deadline to submit your application is January 30th. Selection announcements will be made February 15th. Anyone submitting after the deadline will be evaluated on a case by case basis until March 30th if summer intern positions remain available.
Week one of your internship includes an integrated process of training, learning, and real work load right out of the gate. You are a member of the project team and will be mentored in parallel with ramp-up training.
“I've gained real world experience in design, software, and cognitive systems engineering…”
As an RCS intern, you are valued as a thinker and contributor. Interns get a business card, their own workstation, and a warm welcome from your new co-workers.
“I was treated like a real engineer the day I started my internship at RCS.”
RCS interns acquire hands-on, comprehensive understanding and skills that give them a career-building edge over their peers.
“..a fast paced, hands-on and highly collaborative environment. It's challenging, but it's a lot of fun.”