How to Apply
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How to Apply

To start your application, visit our application portal. We encourage you to review the “preparation” section below before you begin your application.


Who to Contact?

TWC staff are available to assist you at every stage of the application process. Contact with any questions you have regarding the application.



You should prepare all of your application materials carefully, as they will be referred to NRL Mentors for review and selection.


Resume: Include a one-page resume that outlines your educational background, honors or recognitions, work experience, activities, special skills, etc. Please be sure to include any computer-related expertise or foreign language skills, as well as prior internships, community service activities or laboratory experience. If you do not have a current resume, check with your campus career center for advice on format.


Writing Sample/Cover Letter: In approximately one page, describe your interests in this NRL Internship Program, how the program will help you achieve future career goals, skills you are hoping to gain and ways in which you will contribute to the Naval Research Laboratory. Please also provide insight into your interest in laboratory research.


Transcript: You should make arrangements to have an official transcript sent to The Washington Center. Our address is The Washington Center, ATTN: Enrollment Services, 1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. You should also upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when you apply.


Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required.


Online Application

Submit your application by midnight on January 19, 2018.

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