College and Graduate Programs
Directed Energy Internships in Laser Science and Technology
The Army Research Laboratory Electro-optics and Photonics Division is involved in creating enabling technology for high energy lasers. Research topics include solid-state lasers at cryogenic temperatures, ceramic laser gain media, eye-safer laser concepts, spectroscopy of novel laser materials, fiber lasers, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and coherent beam combining. 3-4 students will be hired as summer interns in 2014. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate student candidates in physics, electrical engineering, materials sciences, and optics, who are U.S. citizens. First-time participants must have at least one full year of school to complete following the summer of 2014. For more information, send an email to DEscholars@arl.army.mil. To apply, send an email with a résumé, cover letter, unofficial transcript, names of 2 references, and their email addresses. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2014. Program sponsored by the Directed Energy Professional Society www.deps.org.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
NDSEG is a graduate fellowship program for students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude towards training in science and engineering. Fellowships are awarded to applicants pursuing doctoral degrees in disciplines closely related to an area of DoD interest. ARL is involved in the final selection of the Army's 63 NDSEG Fellows each year. For more information about NDSEG, visit http://ndseg.asee.org.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
For undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students to intern in their fields of study. For more information, contact ARL's parent organization, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at 410-436-4883/4878, or visit http://orise.orau.gov.
College Qualified Leaders (SEAP-CQL)
CQL provides a paid internship opportunity for college students in one of several Army research laboratories. These internships typically last for six months or more. Students do not have to have previous experience in SEAP to apply for CQL.
2013 SEAP-CQL Program: Potential research topics are listed here.
To apply, visit http://www.usaeop.com. If you have a research topic preference, please include details in Part 4 of the online application, in the "Why do you want to work in a lab this summer?" field.
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program
SMART is a Department of Defense (DoD) scholarship for service program to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working in DoD laboratories. For more information about SMART, visit http://smart.asee.org.
Note: All programs are subject to the availability of funds.