STEM Programs

Visiting Scientist Program

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) seeks to recruit domain specialists engaged in scholarly scientific research relating to the theory observation, analysis, and modeling of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) technologies, processes, and methodologies. The VSP deepens the partnership among the U.S. academic research community, national laboratories, and NGA's GEOINT research efforts. As a Visiting Scientist you will learn GEOINT requirements, data standards, and processing; collaborate with NGA's GEOINT technical experts using advanced tools and technologies; publish your research in detailed reports, technical papers, documented software code, or delivered capabilities; and contribute directly to the national security mission. NGA considers applicants with a variety of experiences that intersect with more than one traditional discipline.

Military Branch or Component: 
Washington, DC or St. Louis, MO

Volunteer Student Internship Program

The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) offers volunteer opportunities to students enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college and/or university. These opportunities allow students to explore career options in their field of study and develop personal and professional skills. Volunteer students are exposed to the work environment while learning about the Department of Defense missions and responsibilities.

Military Branch or Component: 
Washington Headquarters Services

Young Investigator Research Program

The Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2012 or later 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