The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) is an organization within the Naval
Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) dedicated to maintaining a center of excellence in weapons
development for the Department of the Navy (DoN). NAWCWD has two locations in sunny Southern
California; China Lake – 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles – hosting the land test range, and Point
Mugu – on the coast in Ventura County – hosting the sea test range.
We recruit most of our new employees from the disciplines of:
Engineers (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace)
Scientists (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics)
The STEM Student Employment Program (SSEP) is comprised of two types of appointments –
temporary and flexible term appointments. These programs are available to students who are
enrolled in a program or graduate or undergraduate instruction leading to a bachelor’s or advanced
degree in a STEM course of study at an institution of higher education.
Applicants must be enrolled in good academic standing or accepted at an accredited program
and must enter with and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Failure to do so may result in
termination from the program.
Be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old.
Meet security and/or fitness requirements, as applicable.
Sign a program agreement that sets forth the expectations for the internship with NAWCWD.
Benefits for Summer Hires and Interns
Annual leave and sick leave
Health Insurance benefits
Possible tuition and textbooks assistance
Life insurance benefits
Potential conversion to a permanent position upon graduation
Application & Selection Process:
To be considered for the SSEP positions candidates must apply through the NAVAIR Careers page.
All applicants will be required to submit a copy of current unofficial transcripts with their resume.
Upload your resume to: https://jobs.navair.navy.mil/studenthiring
Selections are made on the strength of academic accomplishments, career goals, and the current
staffing needs of NAWCWD.
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The Department of Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will
receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor