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Why Department of Navy?

The Department of Navy's (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program is designed to increase the participation of HBCU/MIs in the Navy's research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs and activities.

As part of its mission, the program strengthens the capabilities of the institutions to conduct basic and applied research, and increases the quality and quantity of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs with a focus on minority researchers and graduates.

DoN opens doors to paid research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.

The DoN HBCU/MI Programs support national security functions across the DoN through increased involvement in basic and applied research. With its focus on preparing underrepresented student populations for employment in the technical fields, the program supports the Secretary of the Navy's STEM roadmap for building the next-generation naval workforce.

As a participant in the DoN HBCU/MI Programs, you will gain meaningful professional experience and build a valuable network of connections that could open the door to new opportunities in the future. Some DoN-NRL HBCU/MI Internship alum have gone on to full-time positions with the Department of Navy.

Your experience opens doors to a fulfilling career in the federal government.

“I am truly grateful for this experience. I have learned so much during the last 10 weeks, that I really wished I had learned earlier in my academic career. Having this experience, not only has helped me develop professionally, but it has also helped me to understand that there are other research areas where I can explore within the near future. Thank you NRL and TWC”

Rosa L. Cromartie