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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a 10-week undergraduate and graduate research opportunity at one of 41 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 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.
The National Security Agency (NSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Summer Intern Program offers the opportunity for training and experience in auditing multiple disciplines (e.g., program performance, cybersecurity and financial statements). The OIG Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master’s degree students each year. It is a 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students a wide variety of opportunities to be agents for change, analyze operations for efficiency and effectiveness and deliver results to our customers to reduce program costs and provide value to NSA and the US taxpayer.
The NSA Office of Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility (ORAA) Intern Program has several intense and exciting 12-week internships open to select master’s level counseling students and also select masters and bachelor level sign language interpreting students. Positions available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Interns will gain practical experience within workplace accommodations and will gain a broad understanding of the reasonable accommodation process and implementation by working alongside experienced sign language interpreters and reasonable accommodation experts.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) gives high school students an opportunity to participate for eight-weeks in a paid summer research project at various Department of Navy laboratories. Students gain realworld, hands-on experience and research skills while being exposed to DoD science and technology.