Phillips Scholars Program Overview
The Phillips Scholars Program invites undergraduates and a limited number of upper-level high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology. They will receive invaluable personal and professional experience while contributing to the future vision of space exploration and directed energy systems.
Phillips Scholars, working individually or part of a team, will receive mentoring from world-renowned scientists and engineers. Mentors help scholars develop professionally and guide them with academic and career path choices. These opportunities exist in the AFRL's Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates, headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For information about the directorates, visit AFRL Directorates.
The Phillips Scholars Program provides qualified students the opportunities to:
- Receive mentoring by world-class AFRL scientists and engineers.
- Work on exciting research pertaining to current and future Air Force technology needs.
- Discover the real-world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
- See the benefits and challenges of the research conducted at AFRL.
- Expand insight into the role and work of professionals in their chosen disciplines.
- Gain valuable skills for working in a professional environment.
- Attend informational seminars on a range of topics from personal development to technical discussions by leaders in the industry.
- Engage in professional and peer networking.
Upon the conclusion of the summer internship, Scholars will document their research in a technical report and will present their work to the Directorate Leadership, Mentors, and fellow Scholars at the AFRL Scholar Poster Session.
Last Updated 03/27/2013