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    Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is committed to hiring individuals who demonstrate their highest potential. Recognizing the need to be proactive in developing and attracting new professionals, NSWC PHD is providing the following general information for individuals ranging from High School students to new professionals looking for career opportunities. All opportunities listed below are paid internship programs that vary in duration, qualifications, and area of interest. We invite you to discover your future with us!


    Internship Requirements:

    In addition to specific program eligibility requirements, all applicants must

    • Be at least 18 years of age (except for ONR-SEAP high school applicants)
    • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship
    • Be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance
    • Meet GPA requirements and be in good academic standing (if still attending school)


    Internship Process

    The process from the time of application to the first day of your internship may take several weeks to several months, depending on the program and the background check needed to obtain a security clearance. Please be timely in your response when you are contacted by Human Resources and/or your supervisor throughout the process.

    The diagram below is used as a general guideline to help potential candidates understand the process to become an intern at NSWC PHD. This diagram is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an agreement.


    *Register on TAP: To stay updated on opportunities, all interested students/trainees should complete a profile on our Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) and upload their resume using the link here

    **Apply to an Internship Program: The application process and requirements are slightly different depending on the program. Please see the links below to go directly to the program applications. For additional information, or if the links do not work, please navigate to the sidebar menu on the right-hand side of this page and click on each internship program name to learn more.

    ***Internship Schedules: Depending on the internship program and manager discretion, your schedule may consist of full-time hours during the summer(s) while you’re in school and part-time throughout the rest of the year; however, part-time work outside of the summer is not guaranteed. Some internships may only consist of one summer.

    ****Conversion: Conversion after graduation means you may have the opportunity to be hired as a full-time employee at NSWC PHD at the end of your internship after graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher! This is contingent upon meeting specific program requirements and may be subject to position availability and/or manager discretion.

    For more information on the internship application process for NSWC PHD’s specific programs, please click on the links below or navigate to the sidebar menu on the right-hand side of this page to learn more.


    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors
    SSEP: STEM Student Employment Program 
    ONR: Office of Naval Research (High School & College): Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
    SMART: Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation
    DoD CySP: Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program
    All Majors (including STEM and non-STEM)
    SFS: CyberCorps Scholarship For Service 
    DON Pathways Student Trainee (Non-STEM & Information Technology)
    DCAIP: DoD College Acquisition Internship Program 
    WRP: Workforce Recruitment Program


    Click on the video below to check out one of the many internship projects at NSWC PHD!