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Program Overview

 

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. Graduate interns are able to collaborate with AFRL on current research and incorporate the research into their graduate work.

 

Benefits:

 

  • Exciting research topics
  • Technical training
  • Mentorship from experienced AFRL scientists and engineers
  • Opportunities to tour AFRL laboratories
  • Networking through social events
  • Competitive stipend rates

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is highly encouraged for all applicants
  • Must be a US Citizen; program is not open to non-Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Must be enrolled or accepted at an educational institution taking at least half-time academic course load leading to a degree or certificate for semester immediately preceding internship session. Note:  This does not apply to professional educators.
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for summer internship positions
  • Must be willing to temporarily relocate to physical work location
  • Must be able to take personal responsibility for arranging transportation to and from worksite each day. Note:  Scholars should not rely on transportation from anyone who does not already have base access. Program administration will not be responsible for making additional arrangements on a scholar’s behalf to provide suitable transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, potentially resulting in a Secret Security Clearance

 

 

To apply click here

 

For additional guidelines for obtaining a Secret Security Clearance, please click here.