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Innovate for a Better World

From day one, we give you the opportunity to use the skills you’ve gained at school to push the boundaries of science and technology. We provide you with a strong support system of dedicated coworkers and opportunities to work on projects that truly mean something. When you join us as an intern, our goal is to give you the tools and resources that allow you to shape the career of your dreams. Our summer internship programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 and we accept applications from September 1 through March 31. Ready to join us?

Typical internship assignments may include:

  • 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

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Our Internship Programs


APL College Intern Program

Join us for a summer internship experience like no other. At APL, your internship will bring you together with students from all over the country to work on real-world problems and learn from some of the top minds in your field. If you’re passionate about solving complex challenges and want to have a direct impact, we hope you’ll join us. The majority of our internships are in technical fields. We have a few business internship opportunities.

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ATLAS Intern Program

Our APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) summer intern program partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to connect STEM students with our technical challenges. You will have the opportunity to work on projects alongside experts in your field and attend professional development workshops that focus on giving presentations, interview skills, resume writing, and more.

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RISE@APL Intern Program

The RISE@APL program is for Johns Hopkins University students majoring in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physics who want to better prepare for a technical career. As a part of RISE@APL, you’ll work alongside experts in your field, focus on professional development, and make critical contributions to our mission.

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ASPIRE High School Intern Program

If you’re a high school junior or senior who wants to see real-world-applications of what you’re learning in school while getting hands-on experience, check out our ASPIRE High School Intern Program.

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My third week here, I was told that a sponsor was going to use some of the technology I had personally been working on. It was amazing to see that happen as an intern.”
—Kendell

Recruiting Events


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University of Michigan Grad Career Fair Reception

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OCT 8, 2020

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Rochester Institute of Technology National Labs Career Week Information Session

OCT 14, 2020

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OCT 14–19, 2020

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OCT 15, 2020

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OCT 29, 2020

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OCT 30, 2020

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NOV 3, 2020

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JHU RISE Information Session

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NOV 12–15, 2020

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APR 5–9, 2021

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Blacksburg, VA

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West Lafayette, IN

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College Station, TX

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SEPT 30 & OCT 1, 2021

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Delaware State Career Fair

OCT 5, 2021

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OCT 6, 2021

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OCT 9, 2021

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OCT 12, 2021

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University of California, Davis Grad & Post Doc Internship & Career Fair

OCT 14, 2021

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OCT 21, 2021

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Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) Virtual Conference

OCT 21–23, 2021

Indianapolis, IN

OCT 26, 2021

Columbus, OH

OCT 27, 2021

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APL Discovery Program Virtual Information Session

OCT 29, 2021

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NOV 5 & 6, 2021

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Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Career Fair at Michigan State University


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