For Grades
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

SEAP matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with training that is unparalleled at most high schools. SEAP participants receive first-hand research experience and exposure to Department of Defense laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.

To find program locations, click on a state in the map below or download a locations list.

You'll Get To...

  • receive a stipend based on your experience and education level
  • work personally with scientists or engineers doing real life research
  • do research in Department of Defense laboratories – an environment unlike local high schools or colleges
  • have the opportunity to present your research to your peers

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • High school students – Each lab has specific age requirements.  Visit the site location map for details

More Information

This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates

November 1
Summer Program Applications Open

*February 15 - Midnight EST
*Summer Program Applications close for AMRDEC - Huntsville, AL

February 28
Summer Program Applications Close

March 1 - March 31
Applications Reviewed

April 1 - April 30
AAS notified by universities and labs of confirmed participants

May 1
Notification process of selections & non-selections to students begin

May 1 - May 31
Welcome letters to students, mentors & lab coordinators

June – August 2019
Summer Apprenticeships Weekly notices to students, mentors/directors/lab coordinators

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

    Click a highlighted state to find a location near you

    Redstone, AL
    U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center
    Program dates: May 29 – July 26, 2019
    Entering grade 12 in the fall to graduating high school senior AND 18 years of age by the start date with U.S. Citizenry and a valid SSN
    Field of Research: Aerodynamics/Aeromechanics, Aviation, Systems Engineering, Modeling/Simulation

    Playa Vista, CA
    Army Research Laboratory-West/University of Southern California
    Program dates:June 1-Aug 30 , 2019. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Human Information Interaction: How humans generate & interact with data to effectively and efficiently make decisions

    Champaign, IL
    U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
    Program Dates: June 10 – August 9, 2019
    Entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Resilient Facilities and Infrastructure , Smart sustainable Materials

    Rock Island Arsenal, IL
    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
    Program Dates: June 17 – August 9, 2019
    Entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Physics, Physical Science

    Chicago, IL
    Army Research Laboratory-Central/University of Chicago
    Program dates: June 1-Aug 30 , 2019. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials, Mechanisms, & Computing: Impact physics, quantum science, high performance computing, materials for weapons and protection.

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
    Program Dates: June 24 – August 16, 2019.
    For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Physics, Physical Science

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory
    Program Dates: June 1 – August 30, 2019.
    For students entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials Research, Manufacturing Science, Information Sciences, Computer Science,
    Army Air and Ground Vehicle Technologies, Robotics, Human Sciences

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
    Program Dates: June 17 – August 9, 2019.
    For students entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 15 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Biochemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Analytical chemistry, Pathology, Experimental Psychology

    Adelphi, MD
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory
    Program Dates:June 1-Aug 30 , 2019.
    Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks. For students entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Sensors and Electronics Research, Power and Energy, Robotics, Information Sciences, Synthetic Biology, Cyber, Computer Science

    Fort Detrick, MD
    U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
    Program dates: June 24 – August 16, 2019.
    For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Clinical and Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Toxicology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, and virology

    Silver Spring, MD
    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command – Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Program Dates: June 17 – August 16 2019 (8 week requirement).
    For students entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade by start date AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Biomedical Sciences, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Entomology, Veterinary Sciences

    Vicksburg, MS
    U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center
    Program Dates: June 3 – August 2, 2019
    For students entering Grade 11 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Engineering and environmental sciences

    Austin, TX
    Army Research Laboratory-South/University of Texas, Austin
    Program dates: June 1-Aug 30 , 2019. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials & Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing, biosciences, energy & power, energetic materials, cyber science

    Boston, MA
    Army Research Laboratory-Northeast/Northeastern University
    Program dates: June 1-Aug 30 , 2019. Start and end dates of apprenticeship are flexible. Term 6-8 wks.
    Entering Grade 10 in the Fall – Graduating 12th Grade AND at least 16 years of age by start date
    Field of Research: Materials & Manufacturing: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Additive manufacturing

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