Naval Research Laboratory

About Naval Research Laboratory

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster our country’s position of global naval leadership. Here, in an environment where the nation’s best scientists and engineers are inspired to pursue their passion, everyone is focused on research that yields immediate and long-range applications in the defense of the United States.
NRL conducts cutting-edge research and technology development to make the United States Navy and Marine Corps the most advanced in the world. NRL’s scientists and engineers conduct basic and applied research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines for both immediate and long-range national defense needs.
NRL offers its civilian employees a challenging and exciting career in the federal government with flexible work schedules, competitive salaries and world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Apply your talents in a creative, hands-on environment, with opportunities for educational and career development. Work with world-renowned scientists and engineers and forge your own path of success further than you can imagine. ®


Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2018 Washington, DC
“The experience was, and continues to be, incredible. The US Naval Research Lab does groundbreaking work on all kinds of research areas, and I am still amazed that I get to be a part of it. Overall, my favorite thing is the openness to just trying stuff out. NRL is a research lab, and we're working on things nobody else has done, so there is really no hardstuck precedent to follow, and we have the freedom and flexibility to be creative in the workplace. ”

Administrative Assistant Intern

July 2019 Washington, DC
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