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Naval Research Laboratory HBCU/MI Internship Program

Submission Date

Applications, references and transcripts are due by 5:30 p.m. EST, January 19, 2018.

Program Description

Research interns are active participants and conduct hands-on laboratory research, working a minimum of 40 hours per week under the guidance of senior Naval Research Laboratory staff. Students are expected to complete weekly progress reports. At the conclusion of the program, students will prepare written reports and make brief presentations describing their summer's work. In addition to conducting scientific research, the interns attend scientific and skill-set seminars on laboratory safety, ethics in science and engineering, job-search skills, and resume writing.

Eligibility Requirement

Internships will be awarded competitively to all undergraduate students. Undergraduates currently enrolled at a Historically Black College or University or Minority Institution (HBCU/MI) are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate training and are planning careers in science, mathematics and engineering. This program is not intended for pre-medical students. Prior laboratory experience is desirable. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, fluent in English and have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.


  • Undergraduate Stipend: $850 per week for a 10-week period (not to exceed $8,500)
  • Graduate Stipend: $1,090 per week for a 10-week period (not to exceed $10,900)
  • Travel Allowance: Up to $700

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