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Lockheed Martin launches e-summer internship for UAE students

DUBAI, May 13, 2020

Lockheed Martin, the US-based global technology leader, has announced that its annual summer internship programme for UAE university students will run on a virtual platform to comply with distance learning measures aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.
 
Lockheed Martin’s Centre for Innovation and Security Solutions, CISS, based in Masdar City, has hosted the merit-based programme every year since 2017, and will take the initiative online this year as part of its commitment to advance human capital development in the UAE, the company said in a statement.
 
Top-performing Emirati and UAE-based university students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are being invited to apply by May 27 to join the three-month programme, which will run from June 7 to September 7.
 
"The CISS team has done a great job finding creative solutions to deliver a meaningful and fun virtual internship experience, and I am proud that we will continue to encourage a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among UAE students despite the challenges we are all facing this year," remarked Robert S. Harward, Lockheed Martin’s Chief Executive for the Middle East.
 
As part of the internship programme for 2020, up to 15 students will work remotely under the guidance of Lockheed Martin’s world-class engineers and chief scientists on real-world projects that will positively impact the UAE’s aerospace and defense industry. 
 
Students will receive specialist training in fields related to Artificial Intelligence development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design, defence simulation exercises, business administration skills, and IT systems management, stated Harward.
 
In the past, successful interns have gone on to secure employment opportunities within Lockheed Martin, as well as UAE government organisations and several entities across EDGE, the UAE’s advanced technology group, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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