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MITRE Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MITRE.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume and got a call back pretty quickly for a phone screening. I had just one interview, but my situation was unique. After the interview, there is a separate application for a employment (if I recall correctly). They said that they had "expressed interest" in extending an offer. The application is also used to determine your salary.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected in my opinion   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They make the offer based on your salary and I did not negotiate (not sure if I could have negotiated much).


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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MITRE.

Interview Details – Very friendly, not terribly technical, but clear they want solid talent. Taken into a room with several managers--some from the hiring department, others from other departments of interest, where we had a pretty cordial discussion of experience, abilities, etc.

Interview Question – Give a presentation on a topic of your own interest/experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimal negotiation, as it was an internship.


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I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at MITRE in February 2013.

Interview Details – There was a brief two step interview process. The first interview was somewhat technical although not too demanding. I was asked a few questions about my resume,projects, and then was asked a bit about one of the courses I listed on my resume. The second interview seemed more like a formality for human resources.

Interview Question – HR questions   Answer Question


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I applied online and interviewed at MITRE.

Interview Details – Contacted group with request for internship, got immediate response, forwarded resume, contacted about open position/project a month later.

Interview Question – How many molecules are in the human body?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at MITRE.

Interview Details – My school had a connection with MITRE and I sent my resume. After 2 months I was emailed to schedule an interview with a software engineer. The questions that he asked, I did not answer too well. I was not expecting his definitions and compare/contrast questions about programming on the first interview. I thought I failed.
I was called a week later to schedule an interview with 6 people in a row at the MITRE campus. This was scary, but the actual interview was rather repetitive. I told repeated my story about myself several times and did not have much of a test of my skills. Where I did show my skills, I just tried my best to explain my thinking and I did not finish any of their questions in the time limit.

Object oriented Programming stuff is Important to know! definitions!

Interview Question – You have 5 jars with each a set of beans. Four of the jars have beans that weigh 10g and one jar has beans that weigh 9g. Using a scale with only one weighing, find the jar with the 9g beans.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – During my 6 interviews, in speaking with HR, I was asked how much I wanted to be paid. I was quite taken aback but I noted the hourly wages that I saw here on glassdoor ($18) and I got that.


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Bedford, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at MITRE.

Interview Details – All day affair. Technical interview-pretty challenging.

Interview Question – Write out what what digital component this represents to you.   Answer Question


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McLean, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at MITRE in January 2009.

Interview Details – MITRE hires highly educated people and uses their employees to recruit from their former universities. This places students at universities that other MITRE employees have attended at an advantage as they are familiar with the programs students are studying and their requirements. It also helps graduate students by having an internal reference to provide their resume through instead of going through impersonal online application process.

The process begins with a phone call from a HR representative who will try to align your interests with the correct area of MITRE. This is a fairly straight forward process and the HR staff is technically knowledgeable which helps with finding the right department.

MITRE brings the candidate on-site for a series of 1-on-1 interviews. There are at least 3 interviews with technical employees working in the section that is considering the applicant. The applicant will then meet with a section lead and then the division lead. One of the interviews could occur over a meal, so be prepared to speak and eat simultaneously.

The interviews will review your knowledge of technical information and are nice for engineering minded individuals as this plays to the strengths of the candidate.

Interview Question – What are your thoughts about privacy with respect to social networking?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary is slightly negotiable, but there's only so much that you can negotiate up front. There are annual salary reviews. Paid time off, retirement, medical benefits, etc are fixed throughout the company, so there's no movement here, but these are very good, so this is less of a concern.


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New Bedford, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at MITRE in December 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed with 5 people: 3 team members, HR rep, and a senior manager. Team seemed really friendly but was very male oriented (no women in a team of 50 engineers)...

Interiew consisted of brain teasers, Object oriented questions, Interests, Resume Information, etc...
Process lasted 5 hours (an hour with each person). No breaks in between

Interview Question – How would you duplicate a string without using a temp variable?   View Answer

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