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We work on solving some of the most challenging and complex problems facing our nation. Our staff includes engineers, chemists, software designers, physicists, oceanographers, biomedical researchers, and experts in many other disciplines.

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Frequently Asked Questions About APL's Hiring Process


NOTICE: APL participates in the federal E-Verify (Electronic Employment Verification) Program, which verifies the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. APL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. See the following posters for details:

  • E-Verify Poster (English Version): PDF
  • Right to Work Poster (English Version): PDF
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish Version): PDF
  • Right to Work Poster (Spanish Version): PDF

Also Note: Security clearances are necessary for most positions. Holding U.S. citizenship is part of the requirements for obtaining a clearance.


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce. APL complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and persons covered by the Act may request reasonable accommodations to apply for positions at APL by contacting Online-Appl-Feedback@jhuapl.edu.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law (English Version): PDF
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law (Spanish Version): PDF