Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

About Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

For more than 75 years, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities. APL: The Nation’s Largest University Affiliated Research Center University Affiliated Research Centers are independent, nonprofit organizations that conduct essential research, development, and systems engineering to support national security needs. The centers serve strategic national priorities, free from conflicts of interest or competition with commercial industry. Collaboration with leading research universities allows these organizations to provide the U.S. government with access to our nation’s most highly skilled scientists, engineers, and analysts to tackle vital national security and scientific challenges. Our Work Founded in 1942 to aid a country at war, we provide solutions to national security and scientific challenges with systems engineering and integration, research and development, and analysis. Throughout our seven decades of service, we have focused on practical applications of our research in a wide range of scientific and technological fields; today, our four main sponsored areas of work include air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science. Additionally, we continue to honor our enduring commitment to work with and inspire future generations of scientists, engineers, and researchers.


Data Analyst Intern

May 2019 - July 2019 Laurel, MD
“I loved the atmosphere of the Lab. At JHUAPL, you are continuously surrounded by brilliant, teamwork-oriented minds who want to help you succeed and do amazing work. Even better, I gained a lot of valuable data analysis skills that will help me further my career, such as working in UNIX/Linux environments and analyzing real data with MATLAB and Python. I'm very grateful to JHUAPL for giving me the opportunity to work with them this past summer and in the future.”

College Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Laurel, MD
“I loved the collaborative work environment. APL is not cutthroat like the majority of private sector employers. Instead, APL is a great balance between working for a government agency and working for a private company. Additionally, the variability in opportunities is amazing; APL has everything from missile systems, to cyber, to bio-technology.”
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