Waynesville High School

Educational Opportunities Outside the Classroom

2020-2021 MCESC HS Workforce Development Internship

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Wright Scholar Research Program

Wright Scholar Research Assistant Internship at WPAFB for H.S. JRS/SRS - Summer 2021

Selected scholars learn about various STEM career fields through classes and workshops at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University.  Also, there will be tours at the AF Museum, various AFRL and industry locations, as well as a weekly luncheon lectures featuring prominent scientists and engineers who share their expertise.  The program provides a wealth of information for those considering STEM careers.  PLEASE NOTE:  With the uncertainty of COVID-19 during 2021, our “live” events could become virtual and project work may have to be accomplished mainly through telework pending mentor’s advice, as was the case during the summer of 2020.

 

Applicant Qualifications:

-  Must be high school junior or senior at time of application

-  Must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher. Home-school students are highly considered if they score in the top 20%

     on a national standardized test.

-  Must be a U.S. citizen (no Green Card holders or permanent residents)

-  Must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license by program start

-  Must have their own transportation OR a means to get to/from work place each day with someone who has

     base access

-  Must have demonstrated a strong interest in STEM career fields

-  Must be available to start program on 7 June 2021

-  Must attend mandatory first-day orientation and commit to mandatory attendance policy during first week

-  Must be able to participate 40 hrs/wk for 9 weeks (program ends 6 Aug).  Scholars may not exceed up to 5 days of time off during their internship.

 

NOTE: we do NOT offer housing or travel allowances for students who live a long distance from WPAFB, and if selected, those students are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation.

The open application period runs from 23 Nov 2020 through 11 Jan 2021.  Please refer to the NEW  Wright Scholar web site below 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.

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This program is highly encouraged to the exemplary juniors and seniors who are considering a career in a STEM field.  For further information, please see the attachment or contact me at the email below.

Best Regards,

Debbie A. Miller
Wright Scholar Program, Mgr
AFRL/RQOP [UES Contr]
Debra.miller.4.ctr@us.af.mil