Program Length: Application deadlines may vary based on the AFRL sites and/or projects to which you are applying.
Location: Nevada, Texas, Hawaii, Tennessee, Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Washington D.C, New York and Ohio
• Current contact information
• An updated resumé
• Unofficial transcripts from all schools you have attended
• Recommended: Contact the individual(s) whom you would like to write your letter of recommendation, letting them know an email request will come at a later date.
Admissions Deadline: Application deadlines may vary based on the AFRL sites and/or projects to which you are applying.
Highlight: Do you want to be at the forefront of air force research? Want to be part of the new big breakthrough in the field? Then consider joining the Air Force Laboratory Scholars Program. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program is a STEM program that offers stipend-paid internship opportunities for upper-level high school students, undergraduate and graduate-level university students pursuing STEM degrees. 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. The list of research topics goes on and on and includes things like attitude control of flexible-body spacecraft, cold-atom precision timing and inertial navigation, on-orbit computing for spacecraft, and precision measurements with levitated nanoparticles. In this STEM program, you will also have the chance to review the extensive list of experienced scientists to reach out and connect with to potentially act as your mentor! In addition, you will also receive a stipend based on your education level. To apply to this STEM program, you have to be a US citizen, 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, must be at least 16 years of age by session application deadline 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, and must be able to pass a background check, potentially resulting in a Secret Security Clearance. As part of your application for the STEM program, you will also need to submit your current contact information, an updated resumé, unofficial transcripts from all schools you have attended and contact details for your letter of recommendation. Application deadlines for this STEM program can vary based on the AFRL sites and/or projects to which you are applying. Head here if you have any more questions. If you are a recent college graduate or an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellow, check out other STEM programs like the AFRL Scholars Professionals (SPs) and the University Research and Engagement Program (UREP).
So what are you waiting for? Apply to the AFRL Scholar Program now to be part of innovative and mind-blowing research.
Cost: Free 🙂