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Image: Kimberly Louie, who completed a summer internship in 2019, now works full-time at NSWC Dahlgren Division.The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) is a ten-week summer internship program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in guided research at a Department of Navy (DON) laboratory.

The goals of NREIP are to encourage students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and research participation, and to make students aware of research and development careers available with the DON.

NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 800 college students each year.  Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at one of 44 DON laboratories.  Participants will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and their career and research interests.

Qualifying Requirements

Must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A college Sophomore, Juniors, Senior, or Graduate student

Program Highlights

  • 10-week summer program
  • New undergraduate student participants receive $7,500
  • Returning undergraduate students receive $9,000 (must have completed a full 10-week program in a prior year)
  • Graduate students receive $11,500 (must currently be in graduate school and taking graduate school courses)

How to Apply

Interested students should visit the NREIP website for details and application procedures.

A student briefs attendees on his technical project as his summer internship concluded at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. He was among 20 college students who completed their internships via the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP).

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