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    DoN – NRL HBCU/MI/TCU Research Internship Program

Join one of the Nation's leading multidisciplinary science and technology programs for a ten-week laboratory internship at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL-DC). This comprehensive, multi-component program offers students the opportunity to conduct state of the art research relevant to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN) and the NRL.  Internships are awarded competitively to students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate training in science, mathematics, or engineering.  The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWCIAS) assists with the administration of the internship program and online application process. See TWCIAS website for more information on eligibility and other requirements.
 
 
Virtual Internship Format:
 
  • Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, the summer 2021 DoN-NRL HBCU/MI internship program will be virtual, providing students the opportunity to work and connect in a remote setting. 
 
Undergraduate and Graduate Program:
 
June 1, 2021 through August 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
 
 
Early Review Application Deadline*: November 15, 2019 (refer to TWC website). Normal Application Deadline: February 22, 2021 2021 DoN - NRL HBCU/MI Internship program will be contingent upon DoD/CDC and NRL Workforce guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 pandemic.
Normal Application Deadline: February 22, 2021

* 2021 DoN - NRL HBCU/MI Internship program will be contingent upon DoD/CDC and NRL Workforce guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 pandemic. Internship program could pivot to Virtual internship program base on Federal guidelines.
 
 
TWCIAS POC:
Joshua Parker
Email:
joshua.parker@twc.edu
Phone: (202) 238-7925

 

NRL Program Coordinator:
Paul Charles
Email:
paul.charles@nrl.navy.mil

 

 
Research Opportunities include (but are not limited to):
 
  • Graphical User Interface-Robotics Engineering
  • Microbattery and Miniature Power Source Designs
  • Protein Engineering and Therapeutic Enzyme Development
  • Image Processing and Data Interface
  • Microstructural Studies of Advanced Steels
  • Nanoparticle Characterization and Synthesis
  • Structural Biology and X-ray crystallography
  • Molecular Engineering of Bioconstructs for Chemical and Biotoxin Detection
  • Microbiotics: Engineering and Design
  • Meta-Proteomics and Mass Spectral-Based Proteome Profiling
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Novel Materials Joining Processes
  • Micro- and Nanofabrication Surface Design of Materials
  • Computational Design and Characterization of Materials
  • Engineering and Device Fabrication for Explosives Detection
  • Nanocrystalline Magnetic Materials for Power Electronics
  • Electrochemical Reduction Pathways of Nitroenergetics
  • Laser Processing of Biomaterials
  • Solar Energy Harvesting
  • Organic/Inorganic Molecular Imprinting
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Analysis
  • Quantum Materials
  • Solar radio astronomy
  • Design and fabrication of III-V semiconductor-based optoelectronics Infrared detection and imaging
  • Electromicrobiology - molecular and synthetic biology to investigate and develop electrical capabilities in living bacteria