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APL is committed to fostering a positive, diverse, and inclusive culture. We are developing technologies that protect our nation and expand the frontiers of science. We are passionate about solving complex challenges. APLers enjoy lifelong learning and having an impact, and we value a positive work environment that promotes diversity and encourages inclusion, equity, and collaboration. Only by leveraging all of our strengths collectively can we solve these complex problems.

Diverse voices lead to bold solutions. Diverse and inclusive teams are stronger and more successful, and individuals thrive in a culture of equity, openness, and belonging.

As a division of the Johns Hopkins University, APL fully supports the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Is the Mix

Diversity is the mix of people who bring their distinct talents and experiences to our teams. We recognize that diversity speaks not only to attributes such as race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and religion, but also to work and personal experiences, personality types, academic disciplines and interests, and more.

Inclusion Is Engaging the Mix

Inclusion is engaging a diverse mix of people to realize the full potential of the team. We are committed to promoting a culture of excellence that embraces open communication, diverse perspectives, and enterprise-wide collaboration.

Commitment to Diversity

Together, we create defining innovations that ensure our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences, we are united by our desire to contribute solutions to the critical challenges of our nation and the world.

A diverse workforce and inclusive work environment enable us to develop talent and foster a culture in which all of us are comfortable being our authentic selves and sharing our ideas. Having everyone’s voice heard empowers us to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

We make our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion something we live by every day.

Management Support

APL executive leadership fully supports the idea that our success demands both quality and versatility in our staff. Also fundamental to our success is an environment that encourages creativity and promotes new ideas. This kind of environment exists when race, gender, religion, and other such characteristics do not define talent.

Inclusion and Diversity Executive Alliance

The goal of the Inclusion and Diversity Executive Alliance (IDEA) is to ensure APL is a model organization for diversity and inclusion. APL’s most senior executives work as a team to identify and encourage practices that foster a vibrant and collaborative culture, promote diversity of thought, and leverage the uniqueness of APL’s workforce to maximize creativity and innovation.

Fostering Unity and Staff Empowerment

Staff members from across APL, representing all departments and sectors as well as the Lab’s diversity-related affinity groups and councils, are engaged in a Lab-wide employee resource group called FUSE (Fostering Unity and Staff Empowerment). FUSE strives to develop and implement initiatives to promote a positive, diverse, and inclusive culture to attract and retain top talent and amplify the innovative power of our staff members.