Internship Program

2022 Summer Internship Program

The 2022 application cycle has now begun for the Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

New for 2022, applicants may choose from a listing of research project topics that they would like to be considered for. Examples of research topics available are, Data Efficient Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Small Unmanned Aircraft System, Neuromorphic Computing, Trusted Software, Quantum Information Sciences and much more. See 2022 RI Summer Intern Program Research Topics in right hand colum.

For basic information on the areas of research that the selected interns will be working in, please view the AFRL/RI Core Competencies.

The 2022 Summer Internship Program will start on Monday, June 6, 2022 and end on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Traveling and housing assistance is available for those who live more than 50 miles from Rome, New York.

All correspondence regarding applications, including offers, will be made via email. Please direct all questions to [email protected]


Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Summer Internship Program. Priority deadline is January 31, 2022. Final deadline is March 15, 2022. Selections will begin first week of February 2022.

For Project Selection, please refer to the 2022 RI Summer Intern Program Research Topics document located under Quick Links in the right hand column.