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Raytheon Technologies Systems Engineer SEPP Intern (Summer 2022) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Position Overview

The Collins Aerospace Summer Engineering Project Program (SEPP) is our elite summer program that has been around since 1995. This program aligns projects from various directorates that support research and partnerships on campus. During the summer each project is aligned with a technical mentor and a defined project plan with milestones. At the end of the summer session, SEPP interns will be provided the opportunity to present their work to leaders and technical fellows across the business as well as creating a booth for a hands-on experience at the SEPP Fair.

The Pilot Activity Monitoring project will use various sensors in a flight deck environment to ensure the pilot is conscious and is attentive to the flight duties. For this project students will work with participants to collect data, analyze the data, and refine methods that can be used to ensure pilot engagement. The req is open to both undergraduate and graduate level interns.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate data collection studies in a flight deck environment

  • Manage data collection and storage

  • Analyze data using statistical and AI/ML methods

  • Design/refine pilot engagement strategies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be interested in or have experience with concepts of human factors and human physiology

  • Be interested in or have experience with the design of experiments

  • Be interested in or have experience with statistical methods, data analysis including AI/ML

  • Be interested in or have experience with eye tracking

  • Be interested in or have experience with aircraft flight decks and instrumentation

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.