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The APG Advantage

Aberdeen Proving Ground is Harford County’s largest employer with more than 16,000 civilian, military and contractor employees. Workers at APG are responsible for numerous technical achievements in military intelligence, medical research, engineering, and computer technology. APG contributes more than $400 million in payroll and $500 million in contracts annually. A $1 billion research and development resource, and a key player in the nation’s homeland defense and international counter-terrorism efforts, APG is an economic and technology resource for the region.

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About APG's Resident Organizations

APG is host to a wide assortment of organizations that span the entire spectrum of research, development, and engineering of Soldier technology, from the lab bench to the field and beyond.

The Army Development Cycle spans from Exploratory Research to Sustainment

Click on an organization's logo below to learn more about its role in enabling our Soldiers. A complete listing of major commands and subordinate units located at APG is found in Tenant Activities.

  • AEC
  • ARL
  • ATEC
  • ECBC
  • PEO-C3T

Benefits of an APG Career

Scientific creativity and federal employment go hand-in-hand.

A government research position offers stability not always found in the corporate world and fosters researchers' abilities to try new ideas. Among the many benefits of federal employment, researchers enjoy the ability to actually choose the direction of their research and are rewarded for creativity.

At APG, developing technologies that keep the U.S. Army the best fighting force in the world is the bottom line, and we support our scientists with the flexibility they need to attack unique challenges.

Continuing education is a key benefit APG offers to its researchers. Whether it's a bachelor's, master's or doctorate you seek, APG can be your avenue to achieve it. Multiple opportunities exist for paid tuition and laboratory time made available to accomplish your goals.

In addition to unparalleled research and education advantages, the federal government offers unequaled entry, mid and long-term career benefits packages that include:

  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Training and education
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Cost-of-living increases
  • Pay for performance increases
  • Thrift Savings Plan (comparable to 401K)
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Merit promotion system

Pathways Internship Program

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:

Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program.

Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program.

Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit:

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Fellowship Programs

There are many opportunities for scholarships both internally to the Department of Defense (Army) as well as externally. Below is a brief description of how to research these opportunities through the Army and through general listing public fellowship programs.

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP): The United States Army has long recognized that a scientifically and technologically literate citizenry is our nation’s best hope for a secure, rewarding, and successful future. Through AEOP, the Army continues its long tradition and strong commitment to the advancement of STEM education and literacy. Leveraging its most valuable assets – world-class scientists and engineers and research facilities – AEOP offers our nation’s youth and teachers a collaborative, cohesive portfolio of opportunities that effectively engage future workforce generations in meaningful, real-world STEM experiences, competitions and paid internships. From elementary school through graduate school, students of all proficiency levels, interests, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in real-world STEM experiences while also engaging with Army-sponsored mentors.

General External Information Regarding Scholarships and Loans: Informational sites for the many Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships, and Loans that may be available to finance your college education. These sites have no direct affiliation with the Army or it endorsement. This information is provided for the general benefit of the public.

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