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ATLAS Intern Program

Are you looking for a fulfilling summer internship? If you’re a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), or Tribal College or University (TCU), the ATLAS internship program is for you! This exciting program focuses on growing technical excellence, fostering professional development, and promoting networking.

The Atlas Intern Experience

As an ATLAS intern, you’ll get to make meaningful contributions to APL’s wide range of challenging engineering and scientific work. Typical internship assignments include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing software applications
  • Designing and prototyping hardware and electronic instruments
  • Signal processing and data analysis
  • Algorithm analysis and development
  • Embedded systems testing and integration
  • Modeling and simulation

Not only will you learn from experts in your field, you'll also:

  • Attend professional development workshops and events
  • Hone your interviewing and presentation skills
  • Establish mentoring relationships
  • Engage with staff and leadership
  • Explore potential career pathways


ATLAS is a paid internship and includes standard holidays. Round-trip travel expenses to Maryland are provided for nonlocal students coming from outside the area. Interns are responsible for obtaining housing and arranging for transportation to and from APL.

Apply Now!

The ATLAS program is open to students from HBCUs, HSIs, and TCUs pursuing STEM degrees. We accept applicants from all degree program levels—bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and U.S. citizenship to qualify.

Applications are being accepted September 1 through March 31. Selections are made on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please apply by December 31.

For more information, contact Latonya Robinson.