AFRL Scholars

At AFRL New Mexico, the AFRL Scholars Program offers internship opportunities in research-based projects for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as professional educators. Join the team and spend your internship researching the exciting technologies in Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates, and the United States Space Force (USSF). The USSF is the newest branch of the Armed Forces, established in December 2019. Interns 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 Program at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM, offers various projects in STEM fields specific to each technical directorate:

  • Directed Energy projects support research areas such as high energy lasers, high power microwaves, laser plasma experiments/diagnostics, optics, and many more!
  • Space Vehicles projects support research areas such as aerospace technologies, cold atom research, satellite image and signal analysis, space weather modeling, and many more!

AFRL Scholar Internships and Research Assistant positions are offered at this site. AFRL Scholar internships are typically 10–12 weeks, with a minimum requirement of 8 weeks.