2022 RISE Internship Program (JHU students only)

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If you're a full-time student at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in engineering or computer science and would like to strengthen your preparation for a technical career, RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) i s designed for you.   This highly competitive, summer internship program focuses on professional development. The RISE Program is offered to well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduates and graduate students who have an interest in applied scientific research and are attending Johns Hopkins University.
RISE Interns will have the opportunity to work at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) where they will be partnered with a staff mentor experienced in their field of study.   A not-for-profit division of the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University, APL is one of the nation's premier engineering, research and development centers. For 75 years, APL has been a high-technology resource, setting the pace for innovation with a staff of 4,000, annual funding of $780 million and a wealth of intellectual capital.   As a university-affiliated research center, APL serves as a liaison between government and industry, a trusted and impartial technical agent. That status, combined with our ability to team with the academic divisions of Johns Hopkins, means we can meet the nation's most critical challenges through a proven formula of teamwork, systems engineering and the application of advanced technology.   APL's capabilities spans the national security and space exploration domains.

Interns will spend their summer in one of the following mission areas:

* Air & Missile Defense

* Precision Engagement

* Biomedicine

* Science & Technology

* Civilian Space

* Strategic Systems

* Homeland Protection

* Undersea Warfare

* Infocentric Operations

* Warfare Analysis

* National Security Space 


Interns are teamed with a staff scientist or engineer who is conducting R&D in a field consistent with the intern's academic major. Students have the chance to apply their schooling and hone their problem solving skills while helping to solve critical problems affecting our nation. 


Typical internship assignments may include:   


* Software Design & Development

* Modeling & Simulation

* Testing & Evaluation

* Hardware Design

* Data/Systems Design

* Scientific Research

For consideration, applicants should be: 

 -  An engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, chemistry or physics major

 -  A full-time student at the Johns Hopkins University 

-  An achiever with at least a 3.0 overall GPA

-  A person with an interest in applied scientific research

-  A U.S. citizen (required in order to obtain a security clearance) Resume and transcript (unofficial) is required to complete your application

-Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

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