Summer Scholar Program

The VMEC Summer Scholar Program offers sophomores, juniors and seniors attending a university in Virginia the opportunity for hands on research and development in microelectronics in either an academic or industrial environment. You are also eligible to apply if you are a student at a community college in Virginia and have been accepted to one of the participating 4-year engineering schools. You can also apply if you are a graduating senior and have been accepted into a graduate school at one of the Virginia universities.


*** Summer Scholar selection process for 2024 has concluded. Check out the Scholar Roster and where they will be working at ***

*** The call for 2025 Summer Scholars will be announced here in October 2024 ***

Internship opportunities will be available at BAE Sytems, Elbit Systems of America, George Mason University, Micron Technology, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and William & Mary.

Example project assignments

You will need the following items for the complete application package (Deadline to apply is October 31):

  • Completed VMEC application form
  • Current Resume
  • Academic Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • One page essay

Combine the completed VMEC Application Form, Resume, Transcript and Essay into one PDF or Word file and email to

*** The Letter of Recommendation is no longer required! ****