Interns at APL
Deadline Passed

The deadline for applications passed
February 10, 2014, 5:00 PM (EST).

Applicants are no longer able to login.

Welcome to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is offering summer projects for students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Before beginning, please read the instructions. Then, login or create a new user account.

Students participating in the 2014 NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world's premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, DC, is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation's vision in research and space science. or

APL's Civilian Space Business Area makes critical contributions to the missions of its major sponsor, NASA, to meet the challenges of space science. They conduct research and space exploration; develop and apply space science, engineering, and technology--including the production of one-of-a-kind spacecraft, instruments, and subsystems; and focus primarily on the science discipline of space physics and planetary science. The Laboratory has built instruments and spacecraft to destinations such as Pluto, Mercury, the Sun and our moon. Continuing these challenges, APL is supporting NASA as it implements initiatives to explore the reaches of our solar system.

Their purpose is to advance the knowledge and use of space for the benefit of humankind and to support national objectives by providing leadership in developing innovative, cost-effective, end-to-end space missions. APL has designed, developed and launched 64 spacecraft and over 150 space instruments, and are developing new space concepts, technology, and implementation strategies while also helping to heighten interest in scientist and engineering careers through space educational programs.

Students will receive a stipend ($4K-undergrads and $5K-grads) for the 10-week program, and housing will be provided. Talks by key mission engineers and scientists, along with tours of APL and NASA/Goddard will be provided throughout the summer. Students must be U.S. citizens, and have successfully passed a background check of criminal, social security and driving record. The investigation will be facilitated by the Visitor Control Office at APL.

February 10, 2014
5:00 PM (EST)
Need Help? If you have any questions about this application, please email
Eligibility Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program must:
  • have a demonstrated interest in the space program
  • be a sophomore, junior, senior, or first or second year graduate student as of Fall 2014
  • be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater)
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • The 2014 internship program at APL will be for a 10-week period: June 4 – August 10.
  • Housing is provided at no additional cost to students (move in June 2/3; move out August 10 - 12).
  • Standard weekday work hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • APL will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Projects NASA/APL interns may work on the following projects:
Note: New projects will be added every two weeks, please check back to apply to new projects.
2014 NASA/APL Internship Program Schedule The NASA/APL Internship Program selections will follow the schedule below:
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2014.
  • Application Review: January 25, 2014 – February 14, 2014.
  • Offers to successful candidates: End of February 2014
System Notes
  • You must have cookies enabled to use this application.
  • If you have any problems using this system, please contact immediately.

Suggested browsers: Mozilla Firefox 7+ or Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+.