Applied Physics Laboratory Internship Project
[Students Higher Education]
The NASA Applied Physics Laboratory Internship Project is a 10-week, summer internship at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, or APL, for students interested in civil and/or defense space projects. Students are recruited through a joint effort by NASA, APL and the National Space Grant Consortia. Selected students participate in NASA and APL extracurricular activities throughout the summer.
The Applied Physics Laboratory, a research and development division of The Johns Hopkins University, supports the Department of Defense, NASA and other government agencies through innovative applied research, technical development and problem solving. APL has a 45-year history of innovative space science and engineering. Since 1959, engineers and scientists there have designed, built and launched 62 spacecraft and over 150 instruments. APL helped pioneer quick reaction spacecraft, invented many of the techniques now standard in today’s spacecraft and developed entire space systems, such as the Navy Transit navigation system. Several important systems conceived and developed at APL have been transferred to industry for production. Recently, the lab has extended its low-cost planetary mission methodology to such NASA missions as NEAR, ACE, MESSENGER and New Horizons. The APL campus is located 20 miles north of Washington, D.C., in Laurel, Md. Students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation services.
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: (301) 286-0904
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