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Internship and University Engagement Opportunities

Student Internships

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

SEAP is a paid internship program that provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at one of 25 DoN laboratories.

The application process and timeline can be found at https://seap.asee.org/.

 

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

NREIP is a paid internship program that provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. Participating students spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at one of 29 DoN laboratories. The majority of Carderock NREIP participants will work at our facilities in Bethesda, Maryland, but our detachments in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Bayview, Idaho; and Little Creek, Virginia also take interns (Little Creek is listed as its own lab by ASEE). 

The application process and timeline can be found at http://nreip.asee.org/

 

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.  Carderock selects several SMART applicants each year.

Additional information for the SMART Scholarship can be found at http://www.smartscholarship.org/.

 

STEM Student Employment Program

This is a paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students enrolled in STEM majors. Students gain work experience directly related to an academic field of study, and an opportunity for conversion to a permanent employee upon completion of the program. Applications are accepted year-round.

Interested applicants should email their resume and transcripts to RECRUITWB.fct@navy.mil.

 

Pathways Intern Program 
The purpose of the Pathways Intern Program is a work experience that provides an opportunity for college students to pursue work that is relevant and beneficial to their academic studies. Work assignments are of limited scope and complexity, designed to assist the trainee in developing a basic understanding of administrative practices and procedures. Trainees assist higher-level personnel performing routine or repetitive clerical/administrative support work such as assisting specialists and analysts with gathering and organizing information and data for reports, responding to routine inquiries, maintaining filing or data systems, scheduling appointments and meetings using automatic systems, etc. The program is an excellent opportunity for college undergraduate students to get an interesting, real-world experience in the field of administration while contributing to the defense of our nation.

Additional information on the Pathways Intern Program can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

 

Academic Faculty Programs

Summer Faculty Research Program
NSWC Carderock Division is a regular participant in the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored Summer Faculty Research Program. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members to participate with engineers and scientists at NSWC Carderock Division in research of mutual interest. The visiting faculty members are able to take the experience of working with NSWC Carderock Division engineers and scientists in a professional environment back to their home institutions at the end of the program.

The Summer Faculty Research Program begins each May and runs for 10 weeks. The three levels of appointments are Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. 

Faculty members must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at a U.S. college and university. Faculty members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education, are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applications for the ONR Summer Faculty Research Program typically open at the beginning of each September and close in early December. NSWC Carderock Division is notified by ONR of the faculty interested in doing their appointment at Carderock facilities in January. From there, NSWC coordinators begin the process of pairing faculty with a Carderock scientist and engineer in a similar field of interest. Faculty selected by NSWC Carderock Division are notified by early February.

Submit applications through ONR's website at: https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/ 


Sabbatical Leave Program
The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments to science and engineering faculty members from institutions of higher education to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year. Eligible faculty must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at any U.S. college or university to include Minority Serving Institutions. Applications for the ONR Sabbatical Leave Program typically open at the beginning of each September and close in early December.

Submit applications through ONR's website at: https://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/ 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) sponsors Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs at a number of NSWC laboratories. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.

Additional information on the Pathways Intern Program can be found at http://nrewc.asee.org/about_the_postdoctoral_program

 

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC)

NEEC employs project-based research at colleges/universities that targets the Navy’s technology needs and cultivates a world-class Naval Engineering workforce via student participation. A Broad Agency Announcement typically opens every year in September and closes in October.

Additional information on the Pathways Intern Program can be found at https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/Partnerships/NEEC/