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 2014 Internships

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Internship Opportunities


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - Geo-location

 

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: 1

Funding available: Yes

Description: This internship will involve conducting research in the design and implementation of target geo-location and tracking algorithms in support of DoD programs.  Example projects include the development of batch processing numerical methods for localization of an enemy radar site and the design of a Kalman filter for tracking an aircraft.

Expected academic credentials: Rising 2/C or 1/C majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, electrical engineering, or computer engineering. Considerable MATLAB experience, either through coursework or prior work experience.

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 Monday January 27. Updated January 23, 2012.


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - Operations Research A

 

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: TBD

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 Monday January 27. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both JHU APL operations research internships (Operations Research A, Operations Research B) sponsored by the math department. Updated January 23, 2012.


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - Operations Research B

 

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: up to 6

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). Quantitative economics majors should have completed a course in econometrics (FE445). Experience with MATLAB or other programming languages highly desired.

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 Monday January 27. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both JHU APL operations research internships (Operations Research A, Operations Research B) sponsored by the math department. Updated January 23, 2012.


Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation

 

Location: Suffolk, VA

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Yes 

Description: This internship will involve a midshipman working on ongoing Operations Analysis 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 2013 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 Monday January 27. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both Lockheed Martin internships (Center for Innovation, Aeronautics) sponsored by the math department. Updated January 23, 2012.


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

 

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Number of positions available: up to 2

Funding available: Pending

Description: This internship will involve a midshipman working on ongoing Operations Analysis (OA) projects within the Operational Analysis Division, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas. This project will focus on analysis related to the F-35 program and will include working with models to assess capabilities in the battlespace environment.  The midshipman will interact with career analysts as well as former military aviators to gain a better understanding of how OA is used to inform decision-makers both within the USG and industry. It will also include flying the F-35 simulator to improve understanding before conducting the required analysis.

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 Monday January 27. You can use 1 application to apply simultaneously for both Lockheed Martin internships (Center for Innovation, Aeronautics) sponsored by the math department. Updated January 23, 2012.


ReefPoint Group

 

Location: Annapolis, MD

Number of positions available: up to 9 (3 per block)

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, performing analytics using combinatorial optimization on laboratory data to decide which labs to include in an internal Emergency Department lab, and queuing theory modeling using simulation to analyze the effect on performance times for proposed process improvements; (2) applied statistical analysis detecting fraud at the Veteran’s Administration.

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 Monday January 27Updated January 23, 2012.


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.


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

 

Location: Bethesda, MD

Number of positions available: 1

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 or 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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