Internships at APL


Each summer, more than 400 college students from across the country are invited to intern at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). As a college intern, you’ll spend the summer contributing to engineering and research projects that help protect our nation and expand the frontiers of science.

APL College Summer Intern Program

APL offers science and engineering internships each summer. The Laboratory’s internship program provides practical work experience and an introduction to APL. Students spend the summer working with APL scientists and engineers, conducting research, developing leadership skills, and growing professionally. Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2021.

ATLAS Intern Program

The APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) program provides a unique educational opportunity for a select group of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Applications are being accepted through March 31, 2021.

Discovery Program for College Graduates

The Discovery Program is an exciting opportunity for select recent college graduates. It consists of three to four assignments spanning multiple technical organizations across APL. The rotational assignments are six months in length each and are designed to provide participants with challenging work that will stimulate professional growth. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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