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2023 Internship - Modeling and Simulation Intern

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment to find innovative solutions to complex technical problems?


Do you want to learn more about United States military systems and Department of Defense Operations that have real-world impacts?


If you are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field then we'd love to have you join our team!


As a modeling and simulation intern you will...

Work alongside a team of analysts to develop physics-based models for air platforms, missile systems, sensors, and their behaviors for use in mission level modeling tools such as AFSIM (Advanced Framework for Simulation Integration and Modeling). The Air Combat and Strike Mission Analysis Group focuses on engagement to mission-level modeling using in-house and industry software including maintaining internal capabilities and toolsets. Interns will gain domain knowledge in multiple fields and perform analysis of simulation data to discover trends, assess risk, and document uncertainties. There may also be opportunities to present your work through briefings to both technical specialists and pivotal decision makers.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other engineering fields
  • Can demonstrate successful problem solving in a technical area
  • Have some familiarity with programming languages and methodologies
  • Can work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Are willing to learn about math, physics, and engineering concepts that are not often taught as a part of degree programs.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Note: When prompted to upload attachments, please include a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  • Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, or AFSIM
  • Have experience with version control software such as Git
  • Have an active security clearance

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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