The Air Force Institute of Technology is offering a master’s degree-level internship at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists in research sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology’s (AFIT) Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, specifically focused in aircraft navigation and flight control systems. You will be part of a team researching aircraft flight control response based on system inputs. Several simulations need to be created to function as a baseline for future research.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. These include, but are not limited to:
- Developing MatLab based simulations with specific flight simulators
- Interacting with the embedded control system
- Providing the output of the system response with respect to each control surface
- Building MatLab scripts to provide inputs to the flight simulator
Where will I be located?
What is the anticipated start date?
Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships or fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length?
This appointment is a six-month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by AFIT. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement (Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE)
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air, space and cyber forces.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Applicant must be currently pursuing a master’s degree.
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in one or more of the following:
- Working knowledge of MATLAB and aircraft flight control parameters
- Ability to interpret MatLab code from other sources
- Interest in control theory
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree.
- Overall GPA: 3.00