Summer Intern Positions in DE

These Directed Energy (DE) internships are concerned with the research, development and testing of high energy laser and high power microwave components, systems and effects at Federal laboratories and universities at sites around the country. Most of these positions are made possible by funding from the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office.

More undergraduate/graduate education programs

Capstone Projects

Graduate scholarships

Internship Qualifications

These paid summer internship positions are available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Positions are open to U.S. citizens only. The disciplines include but are not limited to these:

  • science - physics, chemistry
  • engineering - electrical, optical, chemical, mechanical, and materials
  • mathematics and computer science

Position Descriptions

Generally, interns will work for the summer in a laboratory or university under the tutelage of full time researchers. Work may be experimental, theoretical, or computer modeling and simulation, depending on the position. Specific work assignments, hours and pay will vary.


The organizations listed below with active links are seeking interns in directed energy for the summer of 2018. The other listed organizations have offered internships in the past and may do so again in 2018.

Deadlines for applications may be as early as January 2018.

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