The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), administered by ASEE, provides an opportunity for students to participate in research 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.
The Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), asks undergraduate and graduate students to develop a novel design concept for a field-reversible, low-resistance thermal connector, which could be used in military electronic modules. The goal is to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and inspire future innovators to consider thermal management techniques and the key role they will play in tomorrow’s electronics.
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) aims to provide summer work experience, and in some cases full-time employment, for college students with disabilities. The program develops partnerships with other Federal agencies, each of whom makes a commitment to provide summer jobs and a staff recruiter. Each year, recruiters interview more than 1,500 students with disabilities at college and university campuses across the nation, and develop a database listing the qualifications of each student. Interviews are arranged from November to January.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) offers positions under the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). This program provides an opportunity to earn money while continuing education. Students train with people who manage the day-to-day business of OSD/WHS and combine their academic studies with on- the-job work experiences. SCEP is open to students at all levels: high school; vocational and technical; and associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional levels. Under this program, students may be employed year-round on a flexible work schedule.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) offers unpaid training opportunities to students in high school and college. These opportunities provide work experience related to the student’s academic program. The internship allows students to explore career options as well as develop personal and professional skills. Student volunteers will be exposed to the DoD work environment and learn about the missions and responsibilities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and other Defense Agencies.