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STEM Internship Information

NASA Internships and Fellowships at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD (2022) visit:

Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Ft. Detrick, MD (2022) - Student Internships and Appointments

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP), The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) places high school students in Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories where they take part in real Naval research for eight weeks during the summer. SEAP gives academically talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in STEM the opportunity to learn about Naval research and technology while receiving first-class mentoring by top scientists and engineers. SEAP is a competitive program with around 300 placements in more than 30 laboratories around the country in which many participants go on to careers within the DoN. Interns are selected based upon academic achievement, personal statements, recommendations, and career and research interests. To be eligible, you need to be at least a sophomore and 16 years old at the time of application. You can apply online here starting August 19 and the application closes on November 1, 2022. 

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Students interested in scientific research can receive an unparalleled experience with NIST. This 8-week unpaid internship allows high school students to gain the skills they need to find success in STEM careers. Since you need to provide your own transportation, it’s best if you live near either the Gaithersburg, MD facility or the Boulder, CO facility.


This opportunity is available to current juniors or seniors, or students who will be rising seniors or recent high school graduates at the start of their internship experience. Learn more about the application process by visiting the NIST website.

NSA High School Work Study Program, Open to high school juniors who are at least 16 years of age and is for students who plan to participate in a school-sponsored work experience program during their senior year. Positions are available based on requirements at each site. Applications are open from September 1 through October 31 and can be found here (when applications are available). Students will need to apply online and submit their supplementary materials by mail.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Internship Program, is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. 

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