Experience and Mentorship for the Nation’s Future STEM Workforce

Advance your education and career by joining a team making the scientific discoveries and inventing the technologies that support America’s innovation goals. AEOP apprentices (high school, undergraduate) and AEOP fellows (graduate, post-doctoral) conduct real-world, Army-sponsored research alongside scientists and engineers in world-class facilities. Whether you are seeking a summer, semester, or long-term science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and career development opportunity, AEOP has a program for you.

The future is bright for careers in STEM. STEM careers are projected to continue to grow at a faster rate than non-STEM careers in the next decade. The demand for a talented and skilled STEM workforce will only increase in coming years. Play a part in building the next generation STEM workforce, one that is representative of the unique and diverse talent in our nation. Whether you’re a high school student looking for your first research experience, an undergraduate or graduate student looking for real-world application of your STEM skills, or have recently earned your Ph.D. are preparing for research career in academia, government, or industry – there is an opportunity for you with the AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships.

The Benefits of an AEOP Apprenticeship or Fellowship

  • Be a part of the STEM solution
  • Conduct real-world research
  • Connect with a mentor and build your STEM network
  • Prepare for your next step

Opportunities for Students

AEOP Apprenticeships

Have you ever wondered what working in a research lab would be like? Do you want to get the competitive edge as you prepare for college admissions or your career? During the AEOP Apprenticeship program, you can turn your STEM interest into tangible research skills. Throughout your apprenticeship, you will learn the ins and outs of how real-world science and engineering research operates. Working directly under the guidance of a professional scientist or engineer – who will serve as your mentor – you have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research in a state-of-the-art facility at a partner university or one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers. YOU will have a front row seat to the exciting research, advancement and innovation happening in labs across the country that are driving forward the solutions to the problems of tomorrow.

Spend your next summer, semester or year with the AEOP Apprenticeship program and take the next step in your STEM pathway while participating in research that matters. Opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. Eligibility varies by location.


High School Apprenticeships Check Eligibility

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia


Spend your summer in a university research lab or one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers through this unique apprenticeship opportunity. Experience firsthand the innovation and research driving the future of our country! And prepare for competitive college admissions and the next step in your STEM journey. LEARN MORE


Undergraduate Apprenticeships Check Eligibility

Grades: Undergraduate Student
States: California, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas


Interested in pursuing a career in STEM? Want to take the next step in STEM education? As an apprentice, gain first-hand exposure to the cutting-edge research that's happening in top university labs and U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers. Work under the mentorship of a professional scientist or engineer, learn about paths in your STEM field of interest, and develop the tools you need to get there. LEARN MORE

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