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Advanced Application Scholars Program

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If you're a full-time Johns Hopkins University (JHU) student majoring in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physics and would like to strengthen your preparation for a technical career, the Advanced Application Scholars Program is designed for you. This highly competitive summer internship program focuses on professional development.

The Advanced Application Scholars Program is offered to well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduates and graduate students who have an interest in engineering and applied scientific research and are attending JHU.

Advanced Application Scholars will have the opportunity to work at APL, where they will be partnered with a staff mentor experienced in their field of study.

Those accepted into the program will spend their summer in one of the following mission areas:

  • Air and Missile Defense
  • Civil Space
  • Cyber Operations
  • Homeland Protection
  • National Security Analysis
  • National Security Space
  • Precision Strike
  • Research and Exploratory Development
  • Sea Control
  • Special Operations
  • Strategic Deterrence

Research in Your Field

At APL, Advanced Application Scholars are teamed with a staff scientist or engineer who is conducting research and development in a field consistent with the intern’s academic major.

Advanced Application Scholars have the chance to apply their schooling and hone their problem-solving skills while helping to solve critical problems affecting our nation.

Typical internship assignments may include:

  • Software Design and Development
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Hardware Design
  • Data/Systems Design
  • Scientific Research

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For consideration, applicants should be:

  1. An engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physics major
  2. A full-time student at JHU
  3. An achiever with at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  4. A person with an interest in applied scientific research
  5. A U.S. citizen (required in order to obtain a security clearance)

APL typically hires students who have, at a minimum, completed their sophomore year of study in a technical discipline. Internships are only available as a paid experience, and not for academic credit.

Apply for an Advanced Application Scholars internship before December 31.

Or, for more information, contact our College Recruiting Office at 443-778-3172.

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.