OPPORTUNITIES | Students

 

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NAVAIR student programs allow you to gain valuable work experience while earning your degree.

We have programs for high school, college, and graduate school students. You can explore a wide range of opportunities, find the perfect field that matches your career goals, and strengthen your marketability post-graduation.

Internships are highly competitive and allow you to directly work on projects that support U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and weapons systems. To qualify for NAVAIR student programs, applicants must be accepted for enrollment or already enrolled and seeking a degree (e.g., diploma or certificate) in a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis.

Participants who meet all requirements of their intern program may also be eligible for transfer to full-time employment with NAVAIR.


The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

This program provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Navy laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school 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 Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment in Navy facilities.

SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 250 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer performing research at 28 Navy laboratories.

Learn more HERE


Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Navy laboratory during the summer.

The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and make them aware of Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the Navy.

NREIP is providing competitive research internships to approximately 725 college students each year. Participating students spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at one of 41 Navy laboratories.

Learn more HERE


Two additional internships of interest:

Professional, Administrative, and Technical (PAT)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Student Employment Program (SSEP) 

Student internships give college students (age 18 or older) a unique opportunity to secure summer employment, work in their field of study, and gain the experience necessary for a successful career. Students are encouraged to apply for positions that closely align with their career interests and fields of study. This program intends to hire summer students or recent graduates and convert them to full-time, permanent employment after they complete the program requirements. This program is not intended for short-term or project-based work.  

To apply for a PAT position, you must:

  • Be a full-time student (or be within two years of receiving your degree, if you are a recent graduate)
  • Be enrolled in a directly related degree program
  • Have completed at least 30 semester hours or equivalent
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a U.S. citizen

To apply for an SSEP position, you must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student or accepted to a school on at least a half-time basis for undergraduate or graduate instruction leading to a bachelor's or advanced degree in a STEM course of study at an accredited institution of higher education 
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application 

Be a U.S. citizen

If you are interested in any of these programs, leave your resume and transcript HERE