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Student Research

The Hume Center offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research with us in our three labs, the Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab, the Electronic Systems Lab, and the Intelligent Systems Lab.

If you are interested in sponsoring research at the Hume Center, please visit the Academic Affiliates Program webpage.

Graduate Research Opportunities

The Hume Center accepts graduate students as research assistants in  the Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab, the Electronic Systems Lab, and the Intelligent Systems Lab. Students interested in researching with the Hume Center should submit a research interest form here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students interested in conducting research with the Hume Center can join us at three different levels: paid, for credit, or as a volunteer. Students interested in researching with the Hume Center can submit a research interest form here.

Capstone/Senior Design

The Hume Center can help students create a capstone or major design experience project to fulfill degree requirements. If you are interested in working with the Hume Center to complete your capstone or major design experience, please contact Colleen Bartos at

Internships of Interest

The application period for the DCSA Student Experience (DSE) Summer 2022 is now open! Students looking to participate in a rewarding developmental experience are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants must be a current junior or third year student or above enrolled in accredited educational institutions from colleges/universities with expected graduation in Spring 2023, will reside in the local commuting area of the program location during the Summer of 2022, be U.S. citizens, have a strong academic record (cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale), and possess outstanding communication skills. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position after graduation, if all requirements are met. Funding availability, mission requirements, and other factors may apply. To be considered, apply today. To find on USAJOBS, search keywords under Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, DCSA, or DSE. Visit the website for more information.

The Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking students to join the Summer Conference on Applied Data Science (SCADS), which will take place during eight weeks on campus in Raleigh, NC. 

Students will be mentored by government and non-government faculty and research attendees. Students will be paired with at least one research effort within SCADS and may serve as liaisons across several research efforts. Through engagement with government stakeholders and researchers, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the research effort, assist in presenting work, and develop skills to contribute to the project’s goals. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) for the duration of SCADS.

To apply, students will need to submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references via the SCADS Student Intern Application linked from the website. The priority deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. EST on February 18th. Students selected for an interview will be notified by February 25th. The application will remain open until March 4th and secondary interview offers will be extended by March 11th.


This program provides direct hire authority for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students enrolled in scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics majors, and was established to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and possibly provide financial aid to support educational goals. This program provides a streamlined and accelerated hiring process to compete successfully with private industry for high-quality scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics students for filling scientific and engineering positions.