STEM Programs

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

DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD (NII)) annually announces a Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) grant and scholarship competition.

The program is designed to: increase the number of new entrants to DoD who possess key information assurance (IA) and IT skill sets; serve as a mechanism to build the nation's IA infrastructure through grants to colleges and universities jointly designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Defense as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education; and serve as a tool to develop and retain well-educated military and DoD civilian personnel who support the Department's critical IT management and infrastructure protection functions.

Military Branch or Component: 
NSA

DoD STARBASE

DoD STARBASE seeks to motivate elementary students, primarily fifth graders to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The academies serve students that are historically under-represented in STEM. Students who live in inner cities or rural locations, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, low in academic performance or have a disability are in the target group. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

Military Branch or Component: 
All Services
Location: 
Nationwide

Field Site Internship Program

The National Security Agency has limited positions for a 12-week summer internship at our field sites in Georgia, Hawaii, Colorado, or Texas. Interns will join NSA's highly energetic, highly mobile and incredibly challenging team environment focused on the real-time protection of our troops in harm’s way while also providing high level policy makers with critical information for National-level decisions. Not only is the mission incredibly rewarding, the NSA considers their work environment to be an entrepreneur’s dream. You bring the talent and expertise and we will provide the challenge and opportunities. Opportunities to be part of real mission solutions and opportunities to lead those projects and brief leadership. Take charge of your professional development and experience a “once-in-a-lifetime” internship.

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