The Wright Scholar program is a highly competitive program for high school juniors and seniors, and those who are selected, will work with an AFRL scientist or engineer on a mentor-assigned project during the summer following their junior/senior year of high school. During the 9-week paid internship, students not only gain meaningful work experience, but will be exposed to various disciplines of engineering and science through classes/workshops/tours at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University. We also tour places of interest like the AF Museum and various AFRL labs, as well as host weekly lecture series speakers including prominent scientists and engineers who share their expertise. The program truly brings a wealth of information regarding future careers in STEM fields.
Students must be high school juniors or seniors at time of application, have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, be at least 16 years old by program start on 4 June 2018, and have transportation to/from work place if selected. Students must also be U.S. citizens and have an avid interest in STEM career fields. The open application period runs from November 20, 2017 through January 8, 2018. Please refer to the following Wright Scholar web site for program details, dates, and application procedures.
Links to the application, criteria/procedures, career descriptions, and photos appear at the bottom of the main web page. http://www.wpafb.af.mil/Welcome/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/985968/wright-scholar-research-assistant-program