Summer Internships  

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There are a variety of summer internships offered through the Mathematics Department that provide a hands-on opportunity to see how mathematics can help solve real-world civilian and military problems. Past internship sites include the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, OPNAV N81 at the Pentagon, and Lockheed Martin.

Mathematics Department majors may also be interested in internships offered through other departments, such as the internships at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories offered by the Physics Department (link - USNA only, scroll to middle of page).

If you have any questions, please contact the Department Internship Coordinator, Prof. Nelson Uhan.

Summer 2015 Internships

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Internship Opportunities


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - Operations Research - National Security Analysis

 

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Yes

Description: This internship will involve conducting classified research in the area of operations research. Past projects have included: surface warfare action group tactics, the economic impact of closing all US harbors, participation in an Aegis combat system study, asymmetric warfare implications for naval forces, and an opportunity to participate in the test and evaluation of the Marine Mammal Harbor Defense system.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 2/C or 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or quantitative economics. Completion of a course in differential equations (SM222 or similar) and computer programming (SM233 or similar).

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both JHU APL internships (Operations Research - National Security Analysis, Operations Research - Undersea Warfare) sponsored by the math department.


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - Operations Research - Undersea Warfare

 

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: up to 4

Funding available: Yes

Description: This internship will involve conducting research in operations research and systems engineering for undersea warfare. Potential projects include: modeling deterrence in the Pacific, developing target-allocation models, using small boat engagement models to develop requirements for harbor-security boats, and implementing and evaluating tracking algorithms in MATLAB. 

Expected academic credentials: Rising 2/C or 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or quantitative economics. Completion of a course in computer programming (SM233 or similar). Experience with MATLAB or other programming languages highly desired. Experience with data analysis or probability and statistics is helpful.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both JHU APL internships (Operations Research - National Security Analysis, Operations Research - Undersea Warfare) sponsored by the math department.



Lockheed Martin Center of Excellence

 

Location: Charleston, SC

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Yes 

Description: This internship will involve midshipmen working on ongoing operations research projects at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation (CFI), Information Dominance Division. The midshipman will interact with various levels of former military leadership, enabling him/her to obtain a better understanding of processes and decision-making at high levels in the Armed Forces and in the corporate sector.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or quantitative economics. Well-qualified rising 2/C are welcome to apply.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for all three Lockheed Martin internships (Center of Excellence, Center for Innovation, Space Systems) sponsored by the math department.

 

Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation

 

Location: Suffolk, VA

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Yes 

Description: This internship will involve midshipmen working on ongoing operations research projects at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation (CFI), Program Management and Operations Analysis Division. The midshipman will interact with various levels of former military leadership, enabling him/her to obtain a better understanding of processes and decision-making at high levels in the Armed Forces and in the corporate sector. By example, the 2014 midshipman interns supported the analysis team at the CFI on F-35 Sustainment and LCS weapon M&S projects providing analytical support to ongoing F-35 and LCS capability development.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or quantitative economics. Well-qualified rising 2/C are welcome to apply.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for all three Lockheed Martin internships (Center of Excellence, Center for Innovation, Space Systems) sponsored by the math department.


Lockheed Martin Space Systems

 

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Yes

Description: This internship will involve a midshipman working on ongoing operations research projects at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company within the Business Development Advanced Programs organization. The midshipman will participate in product and investment strategy sessions that will provide insight to how strategic plans are developed and executed in the corporate sector. It is expected that key strategic topics will include cyber security and operations, multi-mission fusion, and battle management.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or computer science. Well-qualified rising 2/C are welcome to apply.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for all three Lockheed Martin internships (Center of Excellence, Center for Innovation, Space Systems) sponsored by the math department.


OPNAV N81

 

Location: Pentagon, Washington, DC

Number of positions available: up to 4

Funding available: Pending

Description: This internship will involve conducting classified research in the area of operations research. Past projects have included analysis of base closures and restructuring, threat analysis and assessment, campaign analysis, and other operations research efforts in support of strategic decision-makers.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, or quantitative economics. Completion of a course in differential equations (SM222 or similar) or statistics (SM339 or similar), and computer programming (SM233 or similar). Updated January 13, 2014.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: CDR David Ruth, druth@usna.edu

Instructions: Contact CDR Ruth for details.

 

ReefPoint Group

 

Location: Annapolis, MD

Number of positions available: up to 6

Funding available: Yes, for travel to client sites 

Note: Interns are required to stay in Bancroft Hall. ReefPoint Group is a 10-15 minute walk from USNA. The internship may involve travel to client sites.

Description: This internship will involve being on an operations research team for a management consulting and analytics firm. Current projects include: (1) healthcare process improvement in a Navy hospital, including statistical analysis of performance data and queuing theory modeling using simulation to analyze the effect on performance times for proposed process improvements; (2) developing and implementing a staffing strategy based on analytical tools that involved demand prediction, simulation and optimization.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 1/C majoring in operations research, mathematics, applied mathematics, quantitative economics, or systems engineering. Systems engineering majors must have completed or be enrolled in ES461. Well-qualified rising 2/C are welcome to apply.

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan, uhan@usna.edu

Instructions: Complete a mathematics department summer internship application and submit to Prof. Uhan by noon on Wednesday 21 January.


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

 

Location: Bethesda, MD

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Pending

Description: In 2011, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center merged to form the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. As a result of the merger, there are new opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of patient scheduling and screening. The midshipman who performs this internship would assist in analyzing and implementing new scheduling and screening measures. Particular focus will be placed on assisting the Ophthalmology department with improving the accuracy of identifying patients in need of ocular examination while ensuring other health services required by the patients are not disrupted.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 2/C or 1/C majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations research, or computer science. Must have some training in computer programming (SM233, SI204, IC210 or similar) and operations research (SA305). 

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

USNA faculty POC: Asst. Prof. David Phillips, dphillip@usna.edu

Instructions: Contact Prof. Phillips for details.

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