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AFRL Scholars Program in Santa Barbara, CA at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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Job Description

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program supports AFRL’s goal to meet long-term national defense needs for personnel proficient in STEM areas.

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The AFRL Scholars Program is an internship program aimed at providing upper-level high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and professional K-12 educators with opportunities to pursue research interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and develop professional skills, with ultimate intention of increasing the diversity of the STEM workforce and maximizing the success of our nation's defense.

Selected interns support research projects at one of multiple AFRL sites across the country. For more information, visit the AFRL Scholars website:


  • Competitive stipend rates, ranging from $415-1173/week depending on academic level
  • Mentorship from experienced AFRL scientists and engineers at an AFRL facility
  • Technical training and professional development opportunities
  • Approximately 225 internships awarded for summer research projects

Available Fields of Study:

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Cold Atom Research
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fuze Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Munitions Aerodynamics
  • Satellite Image and Signal Analysis

For a more comprehensive list of recently available research projects, visit the AFRL Scholars website:

Available AFRL Sites:

  • AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) – graduate students only
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Kirtland AFB, NM
  • AFWERX – locations vary each session


  • US Citizen
  • At least 16 years old by session start date
  • Able to pass a background check, potentially resulting in a Secret Security Clearance
  • Enrolled/accepted at an educational institution taking at least half-time academic course load leading to a degree or certificate, during semester immediately preceding internship session (does not apply to professional educators)
  • Willing to temporarily relocate to physical work location
  • Able to take personal responsibility for arranging transportation to and from worksite each day

Application Deadline:

January 15, 2019 - for summer 2019 Internship.

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