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Summer Internships

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, Asst. Prof. Nelson Uhan.

Summer 2016 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 Friday 22 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. You do not need to submit your company officer's approval until you have been selected for the internship.


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

Location: Laurel, MD

Number of positions available: up to 6, up to 2 per block

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 Friday 22 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. You do not need to submit your company officer's approval until you have been selected for the internship.


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. Projects for Summer 2016 will depend on available opportunities at the time. Midshipmen work alongside active duty running mates to deliver products as required by internal tasking.

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

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

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

Instructions: Contact CDR Ruth for details.


ReefPoint Group

Location: Edgewater, MD

Number of positions available: up to 6, up to 3 per block

Funding available: Yes

Description: This internship will involve being on an operations research team for ReefPoint Group, 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 2/C or 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.

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 Friday 22 January. You do not need to submit your company officer's approval until you have been selected for the internship.


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 midshipmen who perform 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, computer science, or systems engineering. Must have some training in computer programming (SM233, SI204, IC210 or similar) and operations research (e.g. SA305).

Citizenship requirements: U.S. citizens only

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

Instructions: Contact Prof. Phillips for details.

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