Eglin AFB

At Eglin AFB, the AFRL Scholars Program offers internship opportunities in research-based projects for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as professional educators. Join our team and spend time researching the exciting technologies in Munitions Directorate, gain valuable hands-on learning experience under the mentorship of full-time AFRL scientists and engineers, and develop relationships with other scholars that will last a lifetime!

The AFRL Scholars Program at Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, FL, offers various programs and projects in STEM fields such as bioscience, fuze technology, materials science, munitions aerodynamics, and many more! For university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators supporting STEM, opportunities are available supporting curriculum development or student/teacher experience programs offered through community outreach.

For more information about projects offered at Eglin AFB, please use the filters and search options available in Research Topics.


Rates below are based on most recent session stipends.

Education Level* GS-Schedule Equivalent Weekly Stipend**
High School GS-1 Step 1 $434.40
Undergraduate (Less than 60 semester credits earned) GS-3 Step 1 $532.80
Undergraduate (More than 60 semester credits earned) GS-6 Step 1 $746.00
Master's-seeking GS-9 Step 1 $1,014.00
Professional Educators GS-11 Step 1 $1,226.80
Ph.D.-seeking GS-11 Step 1 $1,226.80

*Education level shall be based on credits earned during the semester preceding internship session dates
**Based on GS-schedule for the Rest of the United States (RUS) (Office of Personnel Management)

Housing Resources

AFRL Scholars Program Administration advises that any housing arrangements should not be finalized until an offer has been accepted and a stipend award letter has been signed. Until that point, internship positions cannot be guaranteed.