ONR Intership Programs

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SEAP Internship

SEAP provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) 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 DoN Research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. Participating students spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research. Program dates are fixed and cannot be changed. No travel/relocation allowance will be provided.

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NREIP Internship

NREIP provides an opportunity for college students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating college students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further 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. Participating students spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research. Program dates are fixed and cannot be changed. No travel/relocation allowance will be provided.

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HBCU Internship

The Department of Defense Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Insitutions Program (HBCU/MI) is supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering/Research, Technology & Laboratories (OUSD(R&E)/RT&L). The program aims to increase the number of minority scientists and engineers throughout the Department of Defense. The initiative encourages students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, guides them toward advanced studies, and prepares them for careers in science and engineering fields important to the defense mission. Motivated students, both undergraduate and graduate, are placed for a 10 week research experience at Department of Defense facilities across the nation. Under the supervision of Department of Defense scientists and engineers, students conduct research relevant to the defense mission.

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Additional Programs

The SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION

The SMART Program provides STEM students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a career with the DoD. With a full scholarship, students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD’s mission and create lasting impact. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee. Summer internships prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD.

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THE SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAGM

SFRP broadens the scope and horizon of faculty member's research interests and provide a foundation for future research collaborations. Not only does it allow access to equipment and other resources that are not available at their home institutions, but it provides an understanding of the Department of the Navy (DoN) research interests and the technological implications thereof, thus enhancing the abilities of fellows to pursue and obtain funding for research at their home institution.

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DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA) FOR STUDENTS AT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY REINVENTION LABS (STRL)

DHA/STRL allows agencies to hire students enrolled in a Scientific, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) course of study at an accredited institution of higher education on a temporary or term basis.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfer Success (SPECTRA) Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

• Students attending Trident Technical College and plan on transferring to Clemson University

• $1500 to $3500 a year

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Women in Defense (WID) Horizons

Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security, with a focus on defense or foreign policy.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Be a female currently enrolled or expected to be enrolled at an accredited university or college by the next academic term, either full-time or part- time.

• Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits).

• Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.

• Demonstrate financial need.

• Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.

• Be a citizen of the United States.

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The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service

The science, mathematics and research for transformation (SMART) scholarship for service program has been established by the DoD to support undergraduate and graduate students pursing degrees in STEM disciplines.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Applicants must be 18 years of age as of August 1 (of the current year).

• Applicants must be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.

• Students must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the qualifying disciplines. (Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply).

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CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals, and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to 3 years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. In return for their scholarships, recipients must agree to work after graduation for the U.S. Government, in a position related to cybersecurity, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.