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RISE@APL (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
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 RISE@APL program is designed for you. This highly competitive summer internship program focuses on professional development.
RISE@APL 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.
RISE@APL participants 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 Health
- National Security Analysis
- National Security Space
- Precision Strike
- Research and Exploratory Development
- Sea Control
- Special Operations
- Strategic Deterrence
Research in Your Field
At APL, RISE@APL participants are teamed with a staff scientist or engineer who is conducting research and development in a field consistent with the intern’s academic major.
Participating students 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
For consideration, applicants should be:
- An engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, or Earth and planetary sciences major
- A full-time student at JHU
- An achiever with at least a 3.0 overall GPA
- A person with an interest in applied scientific research
- 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 a RISE@APL 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.