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Student Opportunities at Port Hueneme Division

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is committed to hiring the best people we can find.  Recognizing the need to be proactive in attracting and grooming young professionals, NSWC PHD is providing the following general information for individuals ranging from High School students to professionals looking for a new career opportunity. 


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Summer Internships with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)


Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) - ONR Internship for College Students

College:  http://nreip.asee.org/

Program Description:

This 10-week internship program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • U.S. citizen (Permanent resident alien status considered at some labs)
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students 
  • Enrolled at a participating university (list found at http://nreip.asee.org)

All majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories (lab descriptions found at http://nreip.asee.org)


NREIP interns will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendation, and career and research interests.

Please select Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme as the candidate's preferred host laboratory.

For more information please visit http://nreip.asee.org


Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) - ONR Internships for High School students

High School:  https://seap.asee.org

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in Department of Defense laboratories for eight weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and positive experience in their fields of interest, thus encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering. There are over 35 Navy and Army laboratories currently participating in the program.

Please select the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme as the candidate's preferred host laboratory.

For more information please visit https://seap.asee.org


Undergraduate / Graduate Students Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

SMART Website:  https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart?id=smart_index

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DOD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DOD facilities.

Program Highlights:

This is a summer program for college students pursuing a bachelors or master's degree. The students receive a full scholarship from DOD, including living expenses, tuition and fees, and commit to working at NSWC Port Hueneme Division upon completion of degree. DOD pays the full scholarship plus stipend during the full time summer internship at NSWC Port Hueneme Division.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen
  • A student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application)
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the website
  • Applicants must be willing to accept post-graduate employment with NSWC Port Hueneme Division
  • Applicants must be able to obtain an interim security clearance.

How to Apply:

For more information  concerning this program and application guidelines, please visit: https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart?id=smart_index



How Do I Apply?

For career opportunities with NSWC PHD, sign up (complete your profile and upload your resume) for our Talent Network at:

As part of the Talent Network, you will receive:

  • Alerts for new job opportunities that match your interests
  • Relevant communication and updates from our organization

US Mail:
Commanding Officer
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
ATTN Recruitment Coordinator
4363 Missile Way
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4307