Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in a paid research experience at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating 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.

NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 275 college students (200 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 29 DoN laboratories.

Labs are listed here.

Keywords: Aerodynamics; Bone Marrow; Infectious Disease; Marine Engineering; Materials Chemistry; Mathematical Physics; Medical Biology; Modeling; Optical Engineering; Polymer Science & Technology; Sensor Networks; Software Engineering;Weapons System Analysis

Targeted Students/ Eligibity Requirements: 
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Dual citizens may be accepted ONLY at Naval Research Laboratories.
  • Students graduating in the Spring semester are eligible to apply. If you expect to graduate by Fall, unfortunately, you are not eligble to apply.
  • Applicants must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student to apply. Eligibility is determined by your class standing in the Fall of 2014. Therefore, if you will be considered a Sophomore by the Fall 2014, you are eligible to apply for NREIP!
  • Applicants should have majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories.
  • Students attending two-year colleges, who meet the major and credit requirements, may be eligible at the laboratory's discretion. Please contact the laboratory's directly to find out if you meet their requirements as they may vary.
Program Time Period: 
Time Period Details: 
The internship has a duration of 10 weeks.
Sophomores receive $5,400.00. Juniors and Seniors receive $8,100.00.
Application Deadline: 
Late Decmeber
Applied Physics
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Human Biology
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Network and Digital Technology
Physics (Astrophysics)
Robotics Engineering
Technology and Information Management