The CIRCUIT program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research while building skills to make significant contributions to science. Diverging from traditional summer internships, CIRCUIT students participate in a yearlong cohort-based research experience as integral members of APL project teams and participate in unique, hands-on learning in a fun, collaborative environment.
What it entails: Participation includes a full-time (40 hours per week), on-site summer program at APL and a part-time (20 hours per week) school-year commitment. Students are also asked to participate in spring training before the summer session (8 hours per week). The summer session includes workshops and seminars designed to enhance students’ research skills. During the 2021–2022 school year, students will meet with their teams and mentors at least once per week. Students may also apply to our Section 2 (Beta) program that begins with a part-time (20 hours per week) school-year commitment and ends with a full-time (40 hours per week) summer session the following year. Note: This option is not available for rising seniors. On-site opportunities for both sections may become available as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
More details can be found here: https://www.jhuapl.edu/circuit/