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APL NASA Intern Program

Rising sophomores through Ph.D. students as of fall 2017 who participate in the 2017 APL NASA Intern Program will work at the APL facility in Laurel, Maryland, and will contribute to NASA missions and space-related research work. Talks by key mission engineers and scientists, along with tours of APL and other activities, will be provided throughout the summer. Interested intern candidates must be U.S. citizens, be in high academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher), and have successfully passed a background check (criminal, social security, and driving record).

2017 APL NASA Intern Program Schedule

  • Application Process Begins: December 5, 2016
  • Application Review: December 2016 – April 2017
  • Application Deadline: March 26, 2017
  • Offers to Successful Candidates: By April 30, 2017

Program Details

  • The APL NASA Intern Program runs for 10 weeks, from June 5 to August 11, 2017.
  • Selected students will receive stipends based on college level: Undergraduate, $4,500; Graduate, $5,500; and Ph.D., $6,500.
  • Housing with meals is provided at no additional cost at the University of Maryland, College Park (move in June 3 and 4; move out August 12).
  • Standard weekday work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Business-casual dress is acceptable.
  • APL will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day.