An internship is often a necessary step for a student to gain work experience and better understand the work environment they hope to enter after graduation.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program aspires to accomplish more, offering a stipend-paid internship open to undergraduate, graduate, and upper-level high school students who hope to pursue a degree in STEM.
“For many students, an internship is an opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” said technology outreach branch program manager Matthew Fetrow in a news release. “What makes our internships different is that at AFRL these young people are actually doing hands-on, amazing research. We’ve structured the program so that they are contributing to our mission.”
AFRL’s Scholars Program involves students into actual research projects and initiatives scientists and engineers are working on and giving them responsibility and input.