Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) - University of Virginia (UVA) Global Externship Program (GEP)

Deadline for Application: To Be Announced

Program Dates: To Be Announced

DOWNLOAD: Flyer for Summer 2015

Program Description:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) and the University of Virginia (U. Va.) in the 2016 Global Externship Program are embarking on a novel collaboration to offer international students from Northrop focus countries - Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea and United Arab Emirates, an unprecedented opportunity for advancement that exposes them to research and development in areas with alignment to potential career fields with NGC. This partnership will prepare the students to be leaders, more effective communicators and technically competent contributors to the engineering workforce of tomorrow.

The 8-week non-credit classroom leadership training is designed to:

  • Improve English communication skills in primary business career fields.
  • Enhance participants' knowledge of working for and with an US Company and/or research faculty in an academic environment.
  • Engage participants with speakers that may include Vice Presidents, Directors, Professors and experienced professionals to be exposed to traits, strategies and practices of leaders in related technical fields.
  • Enable students to be exposed to leadership skills essential to human dynamics such as negotiation, conflict resolution, bargaining and group dynamics.
  • Workshops on leadership training, engineering career development, interviewing, resume/CV writing, networking, technical writing, ethics and diversity.
  • Increase students' confidence with public speaking and presenting.
  • Introduce students to relevant content areas in business and technology.
  • Equip students with a rich social and cultural experience.
The 8 week non-credit externship is designed to:
  • Learn about Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) with NGC speakers representing different levels and areas to discuss NGC pillars/functions.
  • Enable students to develop technical skills in Cyber Security, Program management, Information & Network Infrastructure, Control and Communication Systems, Aerospace Systems and other technical areas.
  • Visit Northrop Grumman's facility to learn and experience the innovative technology and infrastructure of a leading global company
  • Benchmark effective hands-on experience within a technology company or academic research project.
  • Expose students to an additional U.S. university academic culture.
  • Introduce students to relevant content areas in business and technology.


  Eligibility Criteria:

Must be an international student. Students currently enrolled with junior or senior standing in an engineering or technology discipline.
  1. Research areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: Cyber Security, Logistic solutions, Modernization and sustainment, Aerospace Systems, Program Management, Electronic Sensors and Systems, Biochemical Detection, Control and Communication Systems, and Information & Network Infrastructure.
  2. Some Programming experience and familiarity with statistical software, and/or prior experience with data science/analytics is preferred.
Applicants must submit the following information:
  • Application, including potential research interests and Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference (from current or previous faculty at home institution)
  • Official university transcripts
Contact Information:

For more information, contact the Center for Diversity in Engineering Office at (434) 243-5083, or via email.

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