Science and engineering students encouraged to apply; deadline is Dec. 31, 2016

Dec. 2, 2016

BELCAMP, Md.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) 2017 Summer Repperger Research Internship Program, a 10-week program for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.

Interns in the program can apply for an appointment at either Dayton, Ohio, or San Antonio, Texas, and will assist AFRL projects under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist

To qualify, applicants must be in their junior year of undergraduate studies or above, have a minimal 3.0 GPA in a STEM discipline or degree, and be a U.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 5 through Aug. 11, 2017. All applications must

The Repperger Research Internship Program was developed in honor of the late Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who was one of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s top scientists and mentor for many young engineers and scientists. 

Repperger’s significant research accomplishments helped advance the performance of Air Force airmen and the field of human-centered research. His most significant accomplishment was the impact he had as a kind and caring mentor for many young Air Force scientists and science and engineering students.

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