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.
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.
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.