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CHIPS Articles: Looking for an internship? Apply for work in a DON lab

Looking for an internship? Apply for work in a DON lab
Apply by Oct. 31
By CHIPS Magazine - September 27, 2017
Looking for a summer job that is enriching as well as fun? The Naval Research Laboratory recently announced numerous opportunities for internships available to students ranging from high school to collegiate studies.

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) 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. Employment opportunities include exciting work at NRL as well as the Naval Warfare Centers, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centers, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval Observatory.

SEAP places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in DON 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.

SEAP provided competitive research internships to more than 290 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DON laboratories.

Eligibility Requirements
-- High school students who have completed at least Grade 9.
-- Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.
-- Must be 16 years of age or older at the time of application to participate.
-- Applicants must be US citizens, participation by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited. Check the Paticipating Labs page for more information.
-- Dual citizens may be accepted at some labs.

Award Duration and Stipend
-- Participating students spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research and program dates are fixed and cannot be changed.
-- Students are expected to participate 8 continuous weeks and no vacation time will be allowed.
-- It is strongly recommended to apply to laboratories that are close to your residence since no travel/relocation allowance will be provided.
-- The stipend amount for new students will be $3,300 for the 8 weeks and returning students will receive $3,800.
-- Payments will be distributed bi-weekly via direct deposit.

SEAP's Online Application closes on October 31, 2017!
For opportunities at the college level check out NREIP. To apply for an internship, visit

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program poster
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program poster
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