The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (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.

This ten-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory.


Evaluation Criteria

NREIP interns will be selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendation, and career & research interests.


Award duration and stipend

The internship has a duration of 10 weeks. Stipend levels will be determined by the student's years of participation in the NREIP program. Stipends will be paid bi-weekly via direct deposit.

  • $7,000: New undergraduate student participants
  • $8,500: Returning undergraduate students (students MUST have completed a full 10 week program in a prior year to receive this level).
  • $11,000: Graduate students (students must currently be in graduate school and taking graduate school courses to receive this level).  



  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college institution. Students enrolled in high school, but taking college courses must apply for our SEAP program.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Permanent Residents and Dual Citizens may be accepted at a few labs.  Please consult the lab's page to be certain.
  • Students graduating in the Spring 2019 semester are eligible to apply. If you expect to graduate by Winter 2019, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be on track to acquire a minimum of 31 credit by the end of Spring 2022.  Eligibility will be determined by the number of credits you possess at the end of Spring 2022.
  • 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 you are interested in participating with directly to find out if you meet their requirements, as they may vary.



The last day to submit an application will be November 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern.  References and transcripts are also due on November 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern.


Award Announcements

Awardees as well as Non-Awardees for the Summer NREIP Program will be notified in January of the year following application submission.


Research Start Dates

Start Dates will vary based upon the lab.  The earliest anyone can start at a lab is Mid-May.


If you are interested in applying please sign up at the link below to receive information.