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    Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)

NRL participates in the Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) during the summer in cooperation with Saxman One and as part of the Department of Defense SEAP. This program offers select high school students a unique opportunity to explore and pursue careers in science and technology by opening to them NRL's vast, varied resources and by allowing students to spend eight weeks working full-time on unclassified tasks. Under the direction of NRL scientists and engineers, students actively engage in research problems, planning sessions, special program seminars, and writing and presentation of a final research paper.
This program is administered through NRL's Human Resources Office, Employee Development and Management Branch. The NRL SEAP Coordinator can be reached at (202) 767-8324 or (202) 767-6736.
Eligibility Requirement
  • Must be in high school grades 9-12, and at least 15 years of age.
  • US Citizenship
  • Must be recommended by a high school official (guidance counselor, math, or science teacher)
Students will be selected on the basis of grades, science and mathematics courses taken, scores on national standardized tests, areas of interest, teacher recommendations and personal student statement.
High school students receive a $3,500 Academic Award, returning students receive $4,000 from the Saxman One. Transportation allowances and temporary housing are NOT provided.
Student application, information on applying and deadlines can be obtained by the following methods:
  • Apply on-line at https://navalsteminterns.us/seap/index.html.
  • Program information can be viewed at any time at this site; however, you will only be able to access the application form during the application period.
  • You may sign up for their email distribution list for upcoming program dates via the website.