2020 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program
OrganizationU.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
1/31/2020 8:00:00 AM Eastern Time Zone
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for America's air, space and cyberspace forces. AFRL is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force's science and technology program. AFRL leads a worldwide government, industry and academic partnership in the discovery, development and delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technologies. The laboratory provides leading edge warfighting capabilities keeping our air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best.
The 711th Human Performance Wing advances human performance in air, space, and cyberspace through research, education, and consultation, accomplished through the synergies created by the wing’s three distinct but complementary entities: U. S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Integration Directorate and Airman Systems Directorate. For more information about the Air Force Research Laboratory, visit Air Force Research Lab.
Repperger Research Intern Program
The Repperger Summer Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of two Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. This program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35 year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor, because of their technical knowledge, experience, and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, from Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, Physics and many more areas of study. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.
For detailed program information, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html.
Program Dates: June 1 – August 7, 2020 (arrive May 31 – depart August 8)
Research Locations: Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH or Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Stipend: ~$12,000 for 10-week period
Number of Selections: From the 32 posted opportunities, approximately 15 students will be selected for research participation.
Nature of Appointment: Participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
Applicants need to meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application:
- Be a U.S. citizen. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment during the Fall 2019 term at the time of application. Candidates selected for an internship appointment will be required to provide proof of enrollment during Spring 2020.
- Be pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Fall 2019.
If you have questions, send an email to AFRL-Summer@orise.orau.gov.