Join us this summer at the UMD UAS Research and Operations Center (UROC) for a rewarding opportunity you won't find elsewhere. As a UROC summer intern, you'll work hands-on with researchers and staff on the modeling, design, analysis, simulation, assembly, and experimentation of UAS. You'll be a member of the  UROC team,  paid an hourly rate and working alongside other team members on-site at the hangar.

Interns spend the bulk of their tenure developing a UAS-related project under the guidance of a faculty advisor from their field of study. They will also learn UAS operations and safety fundamentals from our operations team. Internship ends with a briefing to advisors and UROC staff on project outcomes.

A housing option is available at the nearby St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM). Contact for more details.


Interns must be:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate technical degree program—not limited to engineering—from rising sophomore to rising senior. Students from any accredited university are eligible.
  • Able to work full-time in Southern Maryland for 10 weeks starting on June 1, 2022.
  • United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • Interested in UAS technology.

Application Procedures

  • Identify a faculty mentor who will work with you to identify a project related to UAS and remain as your advisor throughout the internship.
  • Send a resume, letter of endorsement from a faculty advisor, a short description of the proposed project, and a proposed project budget to Sara Lloyd at

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis every spring. Projects must be approved by UROC for applicability, scope, and budget. All project budget allocations/transactions will be coordinated through UROC staff.