DoD STEM internships allow high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities.
AEOP - College Qualified Leaders
The College Qualified Leaders (CQL) program matches practicing DoD scientists with talented college students creating a direct mentor-student relationship, providing participants with training that is unparalleled at most colleges. CQL students receive firsthand research experience and exposure to DoD laboratories. Selected participants receive a stipend based on education and experience and may participate year-round. The CQL internship is primarily designed for greater than six-month work-study internships and are available year round or just during the summer.
The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) provides high school juniors and seniors with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army. Students will develop skills in critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career. Students receive an educational stipend equivalent to $10 per hour, and are allowed to work up to 300 hours total.
AEOP - Research Engineering Apprenticeship Program
The Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, gain valuable mentorship, and learn about education and career opportunities in STEM.
The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) provides undergraduate students with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army. Students will develop skills in critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career. The students contribute to the Army’s research in the laboratory while learning research methods, using advanced research equipment and becoming a part of an active research group.
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.
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a 10-week undergraduate and graduate research opportunity at one of nearly 30 Naval laboratories or warfare centers. Accepted students gain real-world, hands-on expereince and research skills while being introduced to the Navy and Marine Corps science and technology environment.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program is an eight-week, paid high school apprenticeship opportunity at one of nearly 30 Army and Navy laboratories and facilities. Students gain realworld, hands-on experience and research skills while being exposed to DoD science and technology.
The Wright Scholar Research Assistant program is an Air Force Research Laboratory program designed to provide high school juniors and seniors (at time of application) a solid foundation in engineering and science areas for future careers. Selected students contribute to ongoing research projects and participate in workshops, lectures, and tours. Applicants should have an expressed interest in STEM career paths.