SEAP (Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by VJ.Chinook, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. VJ.Chinook

    VJ.Chinook Member

    Feb 20, 2017
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    Hi all,
    I am a high school student looking to apply to USNA and USMA this winter, and I applied for SEAP for an internship position this upcoming summer. If you’ve applied to or participated in this program could you please tell me what a typical day is like in this program and how long it takes to hear back from the program on whether you have been accepted or not? Thank you!
  2. bronze267

    bronze267 Member

    Oct 11, 2018
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    I had a SEAP internship at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, back in summer 2017! I think it generally depends on the location for how long it takes to hear back; for me, I received an email in January about an opportunity to meet all the professors/mentors and talk to them about their internship projects. If you do get a chance to do this, DO IT!!! Almost every single intern I met that summer got their internship by talking to their mentors face to face and giving them their resume. If you don't have time for this though, make sure you reach out to the mentors by email or phone number to demonstrate your interest. In my opinion, I don't think these mentors actually look at the real application that closely, but I think that also varies on the location of the program.

    A typical day in the program also depends on your research project, but it's basically like working a typical job. You go to work from about 8 AM to 5 PM, and your mentor assigns you different tasks throughout the day. Sometimes, SEAP organizes events just for the interns. For me, we had seminars with the President of NPS, and I also got a chance to tour NASA Ames and meet the interns there in an "exchange program." Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions! I can also show you my project I worked on if you're interested.