Hertz Foundation Internship Program

The Hertz Foundation Internship Program enables in-school and early career fellows to pursue significant internship experiences before, during, or after their graduate studies.  In the program, the Internship Committee and Hertz Fellow community work directly with interested fellows to build bridges with corporations, national labs, academia, and government agencies to create specific opportunities for enhancing the fellows’ training and enable internship partners to benefit from the exceptional talent Hertz fellows provide.

An internship at a key location can enhance not only a fellow’s training, but also establish partnerships with academia, industry, government offices, and national labs for the benefit of the fellow as well as the fellow’s academic advisor and institution.  An internship can be a summer opportunity and a pre-matriculation gap year, post-doc or even simply an ongoing collaboration to enhance thesis research.  The pool of Hertz Foundation fellows provides access to extraordinarily well qualified students and researchers, all of whom have been vetted through a rigorous competitive process.

In-school and early career Hertz fellows should contact us if you are interested in participating in this type of exceptional experience.  Click the link below and please provide: name, contact information, and (for in-school and /early career fellows) field of graduate study, what type of connection you are looking for, a short CV, and preferred locations.  This information will be routed to the Internship Committee members and participating members of the greater Hertz community who will forward the information to their contacts to assist in establishing an introduction on a best effort basis.  Please note, that for institutions requiring a security clearance, the security review can take six months or more, so early application is advised. 

Interested In-School/Early Career Fellows

For members of the Hertz community or other employers interested in assisting with internship opportunities, please indicate contact name, location and type of opportunity, and a brief description:

Potential Internship Opportunities

The list of available internship positions is always changing.  Potential internship opportunities span the range of academic (Caltech, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Texas A&M, Stanford, etc.), industry (Apple, Google, Synaptics, Goldman Sachs, SpaceX, etc.), national and defense labs (Sandia, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Air Force Research Lab, Naval Research Lab, NASA, etc.) and other research institutes (Scripps, MIT Lincoln Labs, SRI, etc.).

 Any questions about the internship program can be directed to internships@hertzfoundation.org