Summer Session Information

The ASPIRE summer session runs from June to August. On the application, students can specify whether they would like to be considered for in-person, hybrid, and/or virtual internship opportunities. Please select all that apply. For all ASPIRE internship types:

  • Students must commit to attending the program for a minimum of six weeks. Students may take up to a one-week break (thus extending their internship to at least seven weeks).
  • Students must begin the program no later than July 5.
  • Students must commit to spending a minimum of 25 hours per week completing internship tasking. Students may spend a maximum of 40 hours per week completing internship tasking. Regardless of whether the student is on campus, their tasking can only be completed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday–Friday. There are no evening or weekend ASPIRE hours.

Students applying to the summer session are strongly encouraged to review their schedules to determine whether they have the appropriate time available to participate in the ASPIRE program. Students should remember to consider travel times to and from APL when considering an in-person or hybrid internship. Our expectation is that the ASPIRE program be the priority.

Session Timeline

January 1

ASPIRE summer session application period opens at 12:00 a.m.

February 16

ASPIRE summer session application period closes at 11:59 p.m.

March 2

All recommendation forms are due by 11:59 p.m.


ASPIRE applications are approved or declined.

April–June 4

Mentors review applications, interview students, and extend an invitation to the program.


Orientations are held for accepted students.