Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
Application Deadline: January 13, 2014
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship
Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students
to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN)
laboratory during the summer.
The apprentice program is designed to encourage students to
pursue science and engineering careers; acquaint qualified high
school students with the activities of Department of Navy (DoN)
laboratories through summer science and engineering research
experiences; to provide students with opportunities in and
exposure to scientific and engineering practice and personnel
not available in their school environment; to expose those
students to DoN research and engineering activities and goals in
a way that encourages a positive image and supportive attitude
toward our defense community; and to prepare these students to
serve as positive role models for their peers by encouraging
other high school students to take more science and math
courses. SEAP places academically talented high school
students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as
apprentices in DoN laboratories for eight weeks during the
summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who
act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and
positive experience in their fields of interest, thus
encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering.
High school students who have completed at least
Grade 9. A graduating senior is eligible to
Must be 16 years of age for most laboratories.
Some laboratories may accept a 15 year old
applicant. Please check individual lab
description for more details.
Applicants must be US citizens and participation
by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited. Please
check individual lab descriptions for
participation of Permanent Resident Aliens.
Dual citizens may be accepted at some labs, but
not all. Interested students should contact the
individual labs to determine if dual citizens
Award Duration and Stipend
spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research.
Program dates are fixed and cannot be changed.
Students are expected to participate 8
continuous weeks. No vacation time is allowed
during these eight weeks.
It is strongly recommended to apply to
laboratories that are close to your residence.
No travel/relocation allowance will be provided.
The stipend amount for students will be $3225
for the 8 weeks, which will be paid in three
installments. Returning students will receive
$3775 for the 8 weeks. The first two checks will
be distributed during the internship and the
third check at the end of the internship.
For more information, including a link to the
online application, please visit