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Office of Naval Research’s Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating 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.

SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students in 2018. Participating students spent eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

The Naval Postgraduate School will host hosted 33 high school students during the summer of 2019.

For more information, including deadlines and application details for summer 2022, visit

Minors must be from 50 miles of the city of Monterey; must reside with parent or legal guardian during internship.  The home address on the application will be used to determine eligibility.

Volunteer Student Service Program

The purpose of the Volunteer Student Service (VSS) Program is to provide educational experience for selected students, and to provide NPS with increased student volunteers who are able to contribute to the mission of NPS, while learning about the role of NPS in education and research in support of national security.

Learn more about the VSS Program here.


Student Spotlight

NPS STEM High School Interns

NPS Hosts Young Scientists, Engineers for Hands-on Internships

In addition to being a key research institution for the Navy, NPS reaches beyond the gates surrounding the campus to connect with students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The various schools, departments and Institutes on campus host dozens of high school, undergraduate and graduate level students from schools locally and across the country with a desire to learn from some of the most seasoned researchers at NPS. T he internships foster a sense of continuous learning and networking while encouraging budding scientists and engineers to pursue careers within the Department of Defense.