AEOP Apprenticeships & Fellowships

RIT K-12 facilitates the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) Apprenticeships and Fellowships in collaboration with U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers and universities throughout the country. The U.S. Army-funded initiative serves more than 400 high school, undergraduate, post-graduate, and graduate students, and post-doctoral scientists and engineers each year at locations throughout the nation. 

  About AEOP

AEOP offers our nation's youth and teachers opportunities for meaningful, real-world science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences, competitions and paid internships alongside U.S. Army researchers. RIT is part of a consortium of organizations, led by Battelle Memorial Institute, responsible for administering the comprehensive portfolio of STEM enrichment and workforce development opportunities on behalf of the U.S. Army. AEOP's vision is a diverse, agile, highly competent STEM talent pool, representative of our nation's demographics to strengthen the U.S. Army, DoD, and the Nation's workforce. Link to more information on the AEOP including a list of offerings and impact reports

  Apprenticeships, Fellowships, and Career Development

AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships help you gain the skills and unique experience you need today to prepare for the STEM careers of tomorrow. Advance your education and career by joining a team making the scientific discoveries and inventing the technologies that support America's innovation goals. AEOP apprentices (high school, undergraduate) and AEOP fellows (graduate, post-doctoral) conduct real-world, U.S. Army-sponsored research alongside scientists and engineers in world-class facilities. Whether you are seeking a summer, semester, or long-term STEM research and career development opportunity, AEOP has a program for you.

AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships are hosted by laboratories throughout the country. There is no cost for participation and all apprentices and fellows earn an educational stipend. Be part of the STEM solution! Conduct real-world research! Connect with a mentor and build your STEM network! Prepare for the next step in your education and career! Learn how you can get involved with the AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships today!

  More Information

For more information about the AEOP Apprenticeships and Fellowships program, please contact

Link to AEOP blog post introducing Director, Dr. Tori Matthews. 

Link to AEOP blog post about Katie Barajas, Near Peer Mentor and co-lead of the AEOP Apprenticeship's Research Foundations Summer Course (2021 - a COVID pivot). 

Link to RIT News article, RIT's K-12 Program Partners with Army. 


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