The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) is designed to encourage high school students to pursue science and engineering careers.  Talented high school students are matched with ECBC scientists 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 ECBC laboratories. SEAP fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM.

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  • 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
  • Have the opportunity to present your research to your peers


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Enrolled in high school and be 16 years of age by start date
  • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply
  • Must be within the local commuting area
  • Available for students entering grade 11 in the fall – graduating grade 12

This is an eight week summer program where selected students are expected to participate 8 continuous weeks with no vacation time being granted.  SEAP does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates:

November 1
Summer Program Applications Open

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 24 – 16 August 2019
Summer Apprenticeships Weekly notices to students, mentors/directors/lab coordinators

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