DoD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program 2023

Deadline: 1 January 2022.

DoD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program 2023

Applications are now open for the DoD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program 2023.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Internship Program is supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD[R&E]).

The DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Internship Program is an annual summer research program offered to current students and recent graduates who studied STEM disciplines at HBCU/MI. The program provides a bridge between classrooms and real-world experiences and aims to increase the number of minority scientists and engineers who choose careers with the DoD.

The DoD relies on a strong, STEM-capable workforce to achieve critical functions of its mission. From discovering emerging technologies to developing the next-generation workforce, DoD depends on brilliant STEM professionals to continue to innovate. The HBCU/MI Program plays an important role in helping the DoD strengthen its agile scientific footprint by engaging with the next generation of STEM talent during summer internships. By providing a forum for standout STEM scholars to present their own research at symposiums attended by DoD scientists and engineers, DoD remains on the cutting edge of innovation.

The HBCU/MI Program is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and is designed to foster student interest in STEM education and careers in DoD while supporting the DoD’s objective of developing a diverse, motivated, and highly skilled civilian workforce.

Participants conduct research relevant to the defense mission under the supervision of DoD scientists and engineers in DoD facilities across the nation.

Primary Objectives

  • Include HBCU/MI students and recent graduates in DoD research activities
  • Increase the visibility of DoD program, activities, and opportunities among HBCU/MI faculty, students, and recent graduates
  • Ensure program participants are trained, mentored, and equipped for STEM careers
  • Increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in STEM fields important to the defense mission

2022 Program Highlights

Number of interns in the program: 52

Student classifications of interns: 40 undergraduates, 12 graduates

Colleges or universities interns attended:

  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Albany State University
  • Bowie State University
  • California State University Northridge
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Edward Waters University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Penn State Altoona
  • Prairie view A&M
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Spelman College
  • Tougaloo College
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • University of California Merced
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Virginia State University

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