Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship (SEAP) Program is an Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored and funded program. SEAP gives highly motivated high school students the opportunity to be exposed to Navy projects and programs. Participants receive hands-on experience in the fields of engineering, science, and computers in a research and development and test and evaluation environment. Students experiment with a technical career and learn about other types of careers that are available within the Carderock Division. The selected students are placed in a wide variety of scientific and engineering fields with mentors who are scientists, engineers, and technicians. Our mentors work with high school students during the summer to give them a first-hand understanding of professional methods to foster their desire to pursue college-level training that will lead to careers in science and engineering.
In order to be eligible for the SEAP program students must be U.S. Citizens, enrolled in high school, have completed 9th grade, and be at least 16 years of age by the beginning of the program. Participating students will spend 8 weeks during the summer doing research or working on a specific technical project. The stipend for students will be $3,150 for the 8 weeks, which will be paid in 2 installments. Returning students will receive $3680 for the 8 weeks. SEAP provided competitive research internships to 245 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 20 DoN laboratories.