A prestigious and competitive program launched in 2014, [email protected] is open to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The program gives these students the opportunity to work side by side with researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on APL-sponsored research projects in several laboratory Mission Areas.

Since the program began, [email protected] interns have conducted research in areas ranging from ballistic missile systems and computer vision to prosthetics and secure mobile communications.

In addition to working closely with APL mentors, interns take advantage of the program’s many enrichment and social activities, as well as free shuttle service between the Homewood campus and APL.

Contact Nicole Anderson, APL college recruiter, for more information.


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Application Information

Applications must be submitted through the APL website by March 31, 2023.

Notification of those not selected to participate will happen in early May 2023.

Program dates: Internships last for a minimum of eight weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks, between June and August.

  • Resume: Resume should include relevant coursework, description of technical, computer, and lab skills, and demonstrate the student’s ability to work in a team and research setting.
  • Unofficial transcript (accessed through SIS)

  • The program is open to undergraduate students and students who are pursuing a Master’s of PhD who will be enrolled in the Fall 2023 semester.
  • U.S. citizenship/eligibility for security clearance (required).
  • The program is seeking students with outstanding academic performance (with a minimum 3.0 GPA), demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team setting, and those who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in conducting high-level research.

Apply for RISE @ APL!

Applications for the 2023 RISE @ APL cohort are now being accepted!

[email protected]: Providing Unrivaled Opportunities

  • An invaluable experience

    During his summer at APL, senior, Bijan Varjavand, helped develop next-generation software for artificial intelligence.

  • "My job offer was a direct result of my RISE experience."

    Junior [email protected] Intern, junior, Brandon Duderstadt, helped develop and implement neural networks for simultaneous object tracking.  

  • A high-energy environment

    Junior, and [email protected] intern, Mary Joseph, worked at APL in the software design and development area, creating an application to improve the speed at which users can run and analyze a mission test.