The Applied Research Lab at Penn State University (ARL) is currently looking for underrepresented undergraduates student interns

ARL Open D.O.O.R. Program [Reston, VA]

(A STEM research and internship program for students)

The Applied Research Lab at Penn State (ARL) Open DOOR Program is looking for highly
motivated students in engineering and technology disciplines to participate in paid research
internships for summer 2019 at our Reston, VA location. Applications are now available!

The Diversity Outreach Opportunities in Research (DOOR) Program seeks to provide
engineering and technology students from underrepresented backgrounds and from diverse
perspectives, an opportunity to conduct research with faculty, and who may have an interest in
attending graduate school at Penn State or pursuing a career as an R&D Engineer. Interns
selected for the program will serve as active, hands-on, contributing members of the research
staff at ARL. A strong possibility exists for establishing a continuing research project between
ARL and the researcher’s home institution.

ARL is a university affiliated research center and a center of research excellence in naval
science and technologies, with preeminence in undersea mission and related areas. ARL
provides solutions to challenges in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of
life. Core research areas include: Acoustics, Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics,
Environmental Compliance, Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery, Information Sciences,
Modeling and Simulation. Internship opportunities within our Reston, VA location include:
Communication, Navigation, Cyber, Data and Image Sciences, Visualization, Algorithms,
Prototyping and Integration. To learn more about ARL and get a complete list of research areas,
please visit

This outreach program is available to undergraduates with Computer Science, Computer
Engineer, Data Science/Analysis, Electrical Engineer, Information, Science and
Technology and Software Engineer disciplines. The 9-10 week research-focused internship
program is open to achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds relative to their
field. Participants receive pay for 40-hour work weeks as well as additional allowances.

The length of the program varies according to the research being performed. Interns customarily
spend 9-10 weeks at ARL. By mutual agreement, the researcher may continue the research
project beyond this period. Undergraduates earn $25–30 per hour. Housing is not covered
but a small living stipend is provided to help offset the housing expenses as well as
reimbursement for travel to and from Reston, VA.

Apply now!
If you are interested in a summer research experience at The Applied Research Lab at Penn
State located in Reston, VA, please apply at this link: Please note
that you will need to include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and at least one letter of
recommendation with your application.

For further questions, please contact the Diversity Enhancement, Student Programs and
Outreach Office at

By Sean Zha
Sean Zha Career Services Ambassador Sean Zha