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2024 Department of Navy HBCU-MSI Internship Program

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 cohort of the Department of Navy HBCU/MI Internship Program! The January 5th, 2024 deadline is quickly approaching - apply today to join cutting-edge STEM research projects at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Students can apply today here – there is no fee to apply! (, select Department of Navy HBCU Internship)

This is a funded internship program sponsored by the Department of Navy (DoN). Sponsorship covers the cost of the program and a stipend of $8,900 for undergraduate students or $11,200 for graduate students – paid out during the summer participation! If necessary, TWC will also arrange and provide roundtrip travel to Washington, D.C. (up to $700). Furnished summer housing can be provided at a reduced rate.

Advertised: 17 Dec 2023

Applications close: 05 Jan 2024

Eligibility (Students in STEM) 

Now in its 32nd year, the ten-week internship is specifically designed for students majoring in STEM who attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or other federally-classified Minority-Serving Institution. Undergraduates and graduate students who have an interest in complex laboratory work are encouraged to apply.   

Interns at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are active participants in research programs, working one-on-one with an NRL mentor to conduct hands-on laboratory research in their field. In addition to paid stipends, interns in this program are provided the opportunity to attend scientific and skill-set seminars on topics including laboratory safety, ethics in science and engineering, and career preparation.   

To be eligible to participate in this highly competitive program, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • U.S. Citizens Only. Dual citizens (those holding citizenship with more than one country) are not eligible for the program. 
  • Currently enrolled at a Historically Black College or University, Minority Serving Institution or Tribal College or University. 
  • Maintain a 3.0+ cumulative GPA. 
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written). 
  • Preference is given to students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 
  • At least one year of undergraduate training in science, mathematics or engineering. 
  • Prior laboratory experience is desirable.

We encourage all qualified students to begin the no-cost application early if they are considering submission – TWC can assist applicants along the application process. For more information, please email questions to nrl [at] (nrl[at]twc[dot]edu) or visit our website at

Not in STEM? Other Federal Agency Internships Available

TWC partners with over a dozen federal agencies to recruit qualified applicants for our Funded Federal Diversity Internships. You will gain meaningful professional experience and build a valuable network of connections that could open the door to new opportunities in the future. Many of our Funded Federal Diversity Internship alum have either been offered full-time positions or have created networks to get other positions within or even outside the federal government. 

These agencies recognize that diversity brings innovation and creativity to the workplace, encourages fresh perspectives that inspire new ideas, and sparks positive change. Plus, each program provides a generous stipend. 

Visit our website today to see what opportunities are available: