What is the Innovative Student Internship Program (ISIP)?

ISIP is a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students and is designed to foster research, development, testing, and application of technologies at one of the nation’s premier chemical and biological defense laboratories.

Students will conduct science and engineering research in areas of interest to CCDC Chemical Biological Center in onsite laboratories. The goal of ISIP is to provide students who have limited engineering and applied research experience an opportunity to participate in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions along with an assigned CCDC Chemical Biological Center mentor. Students will present their findings during the last week of their appointment to senior leaders at the Center.

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CCDC Chemical Biological Center offers internship opportunities for undergraduate minority students who are enrolled full-time at a College or University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, students must have completed class requirements for their sophomore year prior to the beginning of an appointment, have a cumulative semester/quarter GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses in their major field of study, U.S. citizenship, ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance AND plan to reside within a commutable distance to APG, MD for the duration of the internship. Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Candidate Selection

Program participants will be selected based upon academic records, recommendations, engineering and applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at CCDC Chemical Biological Center and/or the host installation. The initial appointment is full-time for 10 weeks during the summer with the ability to be converted to a permanent position upon graduation. Participants must be present for the presentation to senior leadership.

What are the important ISIP dates?

Applications accepted between December 23, 2019 – February 22, 2020 Program extends from June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020
To be considered, please follow all application procedures.

How to Apply?

Submit your resume, transcripts and two professional references as a word/PDF file via email to with the subject line stating: ISIP Program.

CCDC Chemical Biological Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels, employees and applicants for employment without regard to color, race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disabilities which do not relate to successful performance of the job or any other classification protected by law.

Privacy Act Statement

Collection of this information is authorized by Public Laws 110-417 and 114-328. Information collected will be used by Human Resource staff and management when considering potential candidates. Disclosure of this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide requested information will result in an unacceptable submission.

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