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AFIT: Undergraduate Hypersonics Technology Summer Internship

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is offering an undergraduate internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base located in Dayton, Ohio.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to conduct research related to all aspects of hypersonic technology. As the selected intern, you will be matched to specific projects based on your academic experience and professional interests.  
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will engage in a variety of research activities that may include:
  • High temperature materials
  • Hypersonic trade studies
  • Hypersonic aerothermodynamics
  • Hypersonic controls/trajectories
  • Hypersonic navigation
  • Sensing for detection/tracking.
Where will I be located? Dayton, Ohio
What is the anticipated start date?
The preferred start date for this appointment is May 2023. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length? 
This appointment is a ten-week summer research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits? 
You will receive a stipend to be determined by AFIT. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
  • Health Insurance Supplement (Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance
About AFIT
The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air, space and cyber forces.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
The qualified candidate will be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree.  
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in one or more of the following:
  • A solid academic background in a research area that aligns with at least one of those described in the project description above
  • A strong interest in furthering their STEM education at the graduate level