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Launch a Dynamic Career Journey

We offer a rare opportunity for new graduates. When you begin your career at APL, not only will you have an immediate impact on projects that advance the frontiers of science, but you’ll also be joining an organization that is committed to your success! Join our Young Professionals Network to meet new people and learn about professional development opportunities, or apply for BLAST, APL’s development program for early career staff members.

Early Career Opportunities

If you’re about to graduate or have recently graduated with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, a host of rewarding full-time opportunities are available to you at APL. We foster an atmosphere of inspiration where the coworkers you pass in the halls are innovators, creators, and world-changers. We’re always looking for the brightest new minds to make critical contributions with us. Sound like you?



Discovery Program

The Discovery Program is the perfect way to launch your career. Our two-year rotational program offers a unique opportunity to experience APL’s wide array of technical challenges. Each Discovery Program experience is tailored to align your interests to projects in need of your skills and expertise. With each rotational assignment, you’ll broaden your knowledge, develop your skills, and discover the many ways you can influence the future. To apply for the Discovery Program, complete an application for the new grad job posting for your area of study and select “Rotational Program” when the application prompts you to select “areas of interest.”

The Discovery Program is open to all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. We look for individuals with high academic achievements, strong technical experience, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment. To qualify, you must have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA and U.S. citizenship.



Portrait of Camille
It’s a great feeling coming into work every day knowing that I’m doing something meaningful and that my career growth, interests, and goals are valued.”
—Camille

Recruiting Events


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University of Michigan Grad Career Fair Reception

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OCT 1, 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

NOV 4, 2020

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NOV 12–15, 2020

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JAN 28, 2021

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FEB 4, 2021

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MAR 2, 2021

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APR 5–9, 2021

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AUG 24, 2021

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Houston, TX

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Blacksburg, VA

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West Lafayette, IN

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Blacksburg, VA

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College Station, TX

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SEPT 30 & OCT 1, 2021

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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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