STEM Programs

Advanced Course in Cyber Security Bootcamp

Advanced Course in Cyber Security Bootcamp (ACE) seeks to produce the next-generation cyber security leaders from the top students at US colleges and universities, targeting the best in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics. ACE develops students into problem solvers, original thinkers and technical leaders. A 10-week tradecraft curriculum and a capstone exercise provide the forum for the cadets to put into practice the educational concepts learned in the course, to test state-of-the-art tools and to gather data for use in ongoing activities.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Rome Research Site, Rome, NY

Advanced Course in Cyber Security Bootcamp

ACE seeks to produce the next-generation cyber security leaders from the top students at US colleges and universities, targeting the best in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics. ACE develops students into problem solvers, original thinkers and technical leaders. A 10-week tradecraft curriculum and a capstone exercise provide the forum for the cadets to put into practice the educational concepts learned in the course, to test state-of-the-art tools and to gather data for use in ongoing activities.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Rome Research Site, Rome, NY

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.

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AEOP - eCYBERMISSION

"eCYBERMISSION" is an Army-sponsored, web-based STEM competition that enables students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. Students form teams of 3-4 people and propose a solution to a real problem in their communities.

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AEOP - Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is a summer STEM enrichment program at Army laboratories for middle and high school students with a focus on hands-on activities in STEM.

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AEOP - High School Apprenticeship Program

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. 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. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AEOP - Junior Solar Sprint

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a free educational program for 5th through 8th grade students where students design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math. Students develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Army
Location: 
National

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. REAP apprenticeships are five to eight weeks long (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend. www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/reap

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AEOP - Unite

UNITE is a four-to-six week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Held at higher education institutions across the country, UNITE encourages students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through a program of focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Army
Location: 
Selected Universities through an RFP

AEOP - University Research Apprentice Program

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. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Army

AFRL Scholars

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. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force

CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Civil Liberties and Privacy Summer Intern Program

The NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy (CLP) Summer Intern Program offers a rising college senior exposure to a variety of cryptologic disciplines and civil liberties and privacy processes. The intensive 12-week program runs from mid-May through mid-August for select undergraduates entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program. This program permits summer interns to actively participate in or support on-going CLP activities under the guidance of NSA professionals responsible for the following activities: identifying and documenting existing Agency CLP activities; identifying and making recommendations regarding improvements to existing gaps in CLP protections; identifying topics for and providing input to external reports on activities; creating written and briefing material suitable for both internal executive-level as well as public audiences; establishing or coordinating mechanisms to ensure NSA complies with appropriate Department of Defense and Intelligence Community regulations and standards to ensure that protection of civil liberties and privacy is incorporated into NSA policies and procedures; and managing or preparing, as appropriate, mandatory and adhoc internal and external reports.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Computer Science Intern Program

In the Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP), you will gain first-hand experience in critical work at NSA, while making a valuable contribution to national security. And you’ll be earning a salary too! As a CSIP intern, you will have the opportunity to apply your computer science skills to NSA hardware and software systems. The Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP) is an intense and exciting 12-week immersive internship open to select college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science or closely related disciplines. Interns are assigned to projects that contribute to NSA's mission. Projects culminate in a short presentation and technical paper.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Consortium Research Fellows Program

The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) is a partnership between the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and several Department of Defense agencies. The CRFP fosters a strong relationship between the higher education community and DoD. Students work in Defense settings, become more knowledgeable about research and development, and increase the country's pool of scientific talent. Professors lend their specialized expertise to DoD projects and widen the scope of their research. Government researchers accomplish their goals more efficiently and develop new areas of inquiry. Transfer of technology accelerates. When the higher education and Federal research communities cooperate, everyone benefits. Open to undergraduates, graduates and post docs.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Cooperative Education Program

The Cooperative Education Program (NSA) operates under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your work tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program

The Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASASP) gives undergraduate mathematicians and computer scientists a chance to contribute to mission-essential technical operations at the National Security Agency (NSA). Our mission is to transform collected data into a format analysts can readily consume for intelligence purposes by analyzing signals and protocols, and overcoming security measures. Each summer we invite twelve students to learn, use, and further NSA’s tradecraft as they work on operational problems of national importance. If you possess imagination, initiative and intellectual curiosity, apply for the CASASP.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA
Location: 
https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsastudents.html

Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering.

Location: 
Ft. Meade, MD

Cyber Summer Program

The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance students in the country. Each summer we invite up to 24 exceptional students to participate in a 12-week program where they work together, and in teams, directly with NSA technical professionals on mission-critical cyber-related problems.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

CyberPatriot

The National Youth Cyber Education Program, also known as CyberPatriot, covers three programs: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamps, and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the AFA to inspire high school students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force

Data Center Management Intern Program

Data Center Management (DCM) is a dynamic, emerging field created to govern the facilities and complex engineering frameworks that support massive parallel computing systems. DCM involves an unprecedented integrated approach that combines power and HVAC engineering disciplines with telecommunications and business management. All of these branches of knowledge join together to help create a safe and secure environment where parallel computing systems and their infrastructure can operate at peak efficiency with optimal potential for future expansion. DCM also involves ensuring that efficient and forward-thinking practices are implemented during the construction, installation and maintenance projects that occur regularly within the walls of an operating data center.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Dayton Area Graduate Studies Fellowship Program

The AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship program, funded primarily through DAGSI by the Ohio Board of Regents (BOR), supports graduate science and engineering students and faculty who conduct research in areas targeted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The key program objectives are to: strengthen AFRL research ties to Ohio’s academic science and engineering community, stimulate effective collaboration between Ohio universities and the AFRL, leverage Ohio research funding with AFRL, university, and industry funding and other resources, and develop research talent to meet AFRL and Ohio high-tech workforce needs. All projects involve basic research in aerospace technologies and originate from research topics provided by AFRL Directorates headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Open to graduates and faculty.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH Eglin AFB and Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Director's Summer Program

The Director's Summer Program (DSP) is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the nation's most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite exceptional undergraduate students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, analysis, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, and computer science.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

FIRST

FIRST is a robotics competition program that inspires young people to build science, engineering and technology skills. More than 500 DoD-sponsored teams, ranging from ages 6-18, compete in competitions that inspire innovation and build leadership skills. 

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services
Location: 
Nationwide

Graduate Mathematics Program

In the Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP), you'll collaborate with top Mathematicians and Statisticians in the country, solving problems critical to the success of our missions. You'll have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems. GMP participants work together on problems involving mathematics, statistics, data analysis, cryptology and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available, as well as computational software packages, such as Mathematica, MATLAB, Magma, MAPLE, S-PLUS and R.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Griffiss Institute Summer Internship Program

The Griffiss Institute Summer Internship Program is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through Ph.D. level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects. The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics. There could be a few positions available in accounting and finance and multimedia (such as graphics, graphic communications, and marketing). Open to high school students as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Rome Research Site, Rome NY

Health Promotion and Wellness Summer Intern Program

The Health Promotion and Wellness Summer Intern Program is an intense and exciting 12-week internship open to select college undergraduate or master’s level students majoring in the field of health promotion and wellness, health education or related fields. Interns will gain practical health promotion experience within the Office of Occupational Health, Environmental, and Safety Services (OHESS).

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Human Resources (HR) Intern Program

Summers at NSA will be educational and exciting for undergraduates majoring in Human Resources (HR) (an alternative major with a minor or concentration in Human Resources is also acceptable). HR Interns at NSA will gain practical HR experience while putting their intelligence and creativity to work at the world's technology leader and top cryptologic organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community. NSA HR interns will spend the summer working in one of these specialty areas: Total Compensation, HR Strategies, Recruitment and Staffing, Benefits and Employee services, HR Information Systems, or Global HR Service Delivery.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Intern Program is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. program in industrial and organizational psychology or a related field. The program is designed to provide the individual the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience by working alongside psychologists in areas of personnel assessment (i.e., research and development work to support assessments used to select applicants for mission critical positions), organizational design and development, human capital systems design and consulting, occupational/job analysis, organizational assessments and workforce surveys, and program evaluation. Through this work, the HR Strategy and Program Design unit is working to better understand people, organizations, and the impact of management practices.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Installation & Logistics Intern Program

The Installation & Logistics (I&L) Intern Program is intended for individuals interested in project management and electrical, power, mechanical or civil engineering fields, and supply chain and business management operations. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, interns will gain substantial exposure to NSA’s mission operations through I&L’s supporting functions. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with leaders on a daily basis and receive unparalleled mentorship and professional development, as well as gain a deeper understanding of NSA’s mission through tours of various facilities and sites. The internship will culminate in a final presentation to Senior Leadership, describing their projects and summer experience at NSA. By the end of the program, students will be skillful in their understanding of the infrastructure backbone of an intelligence agency.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA
Location: 
https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsastudents.html

Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship

The Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. The IA Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field. NSA summer interns participate in training and apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts on vital strategic intelligence targets pertaining to special and ongoing projects. The projects and the accompanying analysis supports NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is a collaborative effort with the research arm of the Army, Navy and Air Force and administered in cooperation with nationwide colleges and universities. JSHS aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers -- conducting STEM research on behalf of or directly for the Department of Defense, the Federal research laboratories, or for the greater good in advancing the nation's scientific and technological progress. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force, Army, Navy

MDA Engineering in Art: 3-D Art in Motion

Third- and fourth-graders participating in summer programs at Girls Inc. and Boys and Girls Club's study and create kinetic sculptures by applying the engineering design process and learning basic scientific concepts (e.g. force, mass, friction, weight, and balance). Program finale is an exhibit for participants' work in an art gallery. 

Military Branch or Component: 
MDA
Location: 
Huntsville, AL

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to those pursuing a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported STEM disciplines of interest to the DoD.

The DoD is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded nearly 3,400 NDSEG fellowships since the program's inception in 1989. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).

NDSEG Fellowship Benefits

  • NDSEG Fellowships last for three years
  • Pays full tuition and all mandatory fees
  • Monthly stipend
  • Up to 1,000 a year in medical insurance (excludes dental and vision)

Eligibility

All awardees must meet all four requirements:

  • Citizens or Nationals of the United States
  • Field of study must fit under one of the fifteen supported disciplines
  • At or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering
  • The NDSEG Fellowship in non-deferrable, non simultaneous remuneration, and fellows must be eligible to accept both the tuition benefit and the full stipend amount

Fellowships will be offered to students who meet all four requirements and demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

Contacts

Email: ndseg@asee.org

Phone: (202) 649-3831

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services

National Math + Science Initiative

The National Math + Science Initiative increases student access and achievement in rigorous math, science and English to prepare them for the 21st century economy. In partnership with DoD STEM, NMSI has formally served schools that educate the children of uniformed active-duty military personnel since 2010, currently reaching more than 215 military-connected high schools across 31 states and serving 93 installations and all four military services.

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services
Location: 
Nationwide

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

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.

Military Branch or Component: 
Navy

Naval Science Awards Program

The Naval Science Awards Program (NSAP) is a Navy and Marine Corps program that encourages students to develop and retain an interest in STEM. NSAP recognizes the accomplishments of eligible students at regional and state science and engineering fairs and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in producing quality science and engineering projects. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Navy

NRC Research Associateship Programs

The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of research opportunities available. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the rsearch adviser listed with the selected research opportunity(ies) to assure that funding will be available if the application is recommended by NRC Research Associateship Programs panels. Open to post docs.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Nationwide

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

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. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Army, Navy

Science, Mathematics, and Research (SMART) Scholarship for Service

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars Benefits

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per the calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

Eligibility

All awardees must be:

  • A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017
  • Able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories
  • Willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
  • A student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page

Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such.

Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.

Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

Contacts

Email: smart@asee.org

Phone: (202) 350-5715

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force, Army, Navy

Security & Counterintelligence Summer Intern Program

The Security & Counterintelligence Summer Intern Program (SCSIP) brings college students into the Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI) world for internships during the summer(s) between their sophomore to senior years. This program permits summer interns to actively participate in or support ongoing S&CI mission activities in areas such as personnel security investigations, security clearance adjudications, physical security and access control, antiterrorism/force protection, and/or counterintelligence programs. S&CI interns will work directly under the guidance of veteran security professionals responsible for protecting NSA personnel, facilities and operations worldwide and, in the process, gain an understanding of how the S&CI Directorate supports and interacts with the larger NSA/CSS enterprise and counterpart organizations across the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Signals Intelligence Collection Program

NSA’s Signals Intelligence Collection Program (SICP) provides thriving, TS/SCI-cleared college students the opportunity to support the SIGINT service as a salaried intern during the summer following their freshmen, sophomore, and/or junior years. The SICP has traditionally selected college students pursuing computer science-related degrees who completed projects involving the development and production of tools, software applications and/or hardware. The SICP now also looks for students who are savvy with a computer but are not overly focused on a technical curriculum and can apply their learning and skills that assist in technical development. Students also leverage those skills to support the development of collection strategies across a vast architecture, implement mission targeting and lawful compliance, manage collection tasks and understand critical mission data flows. All of this work is done in response to high priority national and tactical foreign intelligence requirements.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education

Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Student Research Program provides research internships for undergraduate and graduate science and engineering students. Students work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at either the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) or the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program offers hands-on exposure to Air Force research challenges through eight- to 12-week research residencies at participating Air Force research facilities for full-time science, mathematics, and engineering faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. Available to: undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Rome Research Site, Rome NY; Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM; Eglin AFB, Ft Walton Beach, FL; Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance

The Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIPIA) is a 12-week summer program meant to help accelerate your career in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by working for NSA. SIPIA hosts high potential students pursuing Bachelor's (between junior and senior year), Master's or Ph.D. technical degrees (listed below) that can contribute to the IA mission. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation's information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries. To participate in this program, students must return to school for at least one semester following the internship.

Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology

The Summer Intern Program for Science and Technology (SIP/ST) is a full-time, 12-week summer internship program open to college juniors who are concentrating their studies in the disciplines of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, network engineering, software engineering or telecommunications. SIP/ST participants have an opportunity to work with leading computer scientists and engineers on the nation's toughest cyber problems while enhancing their skills in assignments related to their major. The students work closely with a project mentor on a specific, mission-focused problem while learning in an exciting high-tech environment.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Summer Language Program

Undergraduate and graduate students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers. The Summer Language Program is a 12-week internship intended for high-potential, full-time college upperclassmen and graduate students. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program, which can be a one- or two-summer internship. Participation during a second summer is encouraged but not required. The 2018 Summer Language Program is hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. The languages may change from year to year based on the agency's projected hiring needs.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Summer Program for Operations Research Technology

The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.S. (combined BS/MS also accepted) or Ph.D. program who have experience with one or more of the following: Applied Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Mathematical Programming and Optimization, Modeling and Simulation, Computer Networking, or Computer Programming Languages. The goal of this program is to offer top graduate students with highly developed operations research skills an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the stimulating professional atmosphere of one of the most advanced intelligence settings in the world.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program

The Summer Strategic Communications Intern Program is for students enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: writing, editing, journalism, public relations, marketing or advertising; visual arts, television production, motion picture production, or 3-D animation; graphics or photography. This program supports the Strategic Communications organization's role of providing accurate and timely information on NSA's signals intelligence and information assurance missions and accomplishments to a variety of audiences using state-of-the-art messaging products. Candidates will be considered for internships in one of the following areas: corporate communications, messaging and public affairs (responsible for communications and major initiatives directed to both the worldwide NSA workforce and external audiences); multimedia production (videography and/or animation to support corporate video production); or Creative Imaging (creating original artwork ranging from project graphics, cartooning, web graphic images, storyboarding and presentation graphics; and photography.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Team America Rocketry Program

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) competition is an extra-curricular, hands-on project-based learning program modeled on the aerospace industry’s design, fabrication and testing processes. Student teams of 3-10 people design, build, and fly a rocket. Just as aerospace companies work within specific design parameters, every year the challenge requires teams to achieve the same mission-oriented goals of hitting a precise altitude, landing within a specific flight time window, and returning raw eggs (”the astronaut”) without cracking. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services

The National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is an organization of leading universities, national laboratories and corporations that aims to increase the number of qualified U.S. citizen Ph.D.s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It emphasizes recruitment of a diverse applicant pool of women and historically underrepresented minorities. NPSC offers a unique six-year doctoral fellowship program in astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, materials sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and their subdisciplines. The consortium is dedicated to increasing the existing pool of Ph.D.s to provide industry and higher education with diversity and balance for the future of scientific research in America.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) program provides opportunities for young scholar researchers and aims to increase the number of minority scientists and engineers. The initiative encourages students in STEM disciplines, guides them toward advanced studies, and careers in science and engineering fields important to the defense mission. The TMCF program enhances students STEM activities throughout DoD. Motivated students, both undergraduate and graduate, are recruited and supported through internships and research experiences at DoD facilities across the nation and across services. Under the supervision of DoD scientists and engineers, students conduct research with their DoD mentors and are encouraged to pursue STEM careers. Available to: undergrad students in their fourth year and graduate students.

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services
Location: 
Nationwide

USNA STEM Summer Program

Week-long STEM summer camps hosted by the United States Naval Academy (USNA) designed to encourage students to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology. Students spend time in world-class lab facilities where they experience real-life application of math and science principles through hands-on learning. 

Military Branch or Component: 
Navy
Location: 
Annapolis, MD

Young Investigator Research Program

The Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.

Military Branch or Component: 
Air Force
Location: 
Nationwide