NUWC Keyport Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC)


Mechanicsburg, PA
Kittery, ME


Kristin Muhleman -

Operating Status Summer 2023:

NSLC Covid-19 Resources can be found at:

Student Requirements:

Students must be solely U.S. citizens and have the ability to obtain a security clearance. (Permanent residents and dual citizens are not eligible.)


Provide superior, cost-effective, and innovative logistics, engineering and information technology solutions that meet the lifecycle requirements of our Navy.

About the Lab

Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC) consists of 1,100 military, civilian, and contractor personnel located at 32 sites in 14 states and Washington, D.C. The Command provides integrated logistics, engineering, and information technology expertise to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Department of the Navy (DON), the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Federal agencies. The Command maintains four primary technical capabilities: Integrated Product Support for surface and undersea systems, including acquisition and lifecycle logistics policy and oversight, data analytics, and engineering support for the Level I/Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System-Scope of Certification (DSS-SOC) stock programs; Central Design Agent for twenty-three corporate logistics systems, including supplier quality and performance systems; management of NAVSEA’s Planned Maintenance System; and management of NAVSEA Warfare Center Operating Material and Supplies.

What is unique about this lab?

Our people are talented, innovative leaders who deliver the best products and services by recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-performing, competency-based, mission-focused workforce.

About the Internship

We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to contribute to the Navy mission while expanding their knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering, data analytics, and mathematics. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a variety of STEM fields and gain experience working with our professional science, data analytics, and engineering experts focused on delivering emerging technology to the Fleet.

What will I do any given day as an intern at this lab?

Interns participate in lab functions in a number of ways including (but not limited to) assisting mentors with guided research projects; job and project shadowing with professional researchers; networking with other interns and STEM professionals; attending technical meetings; participating at outreach events; and other professional development activities.

What majors and disciplines are a good fit for interning at this lab?

The primary fields of interest are:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Material Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Programming
  • Statistics

What will I learn as an intern at this lab?

As part of the internship, you will get hands-on experience with technically innovative projects in software development life cycle support, readiness modeling, robotic process automation, data mining for data analytics, and other challenging technical projects.

What kinds of projects do interns at this lab participate in?

Robotic Process Automation Research: NSLC is researching the suitability of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), or BOTS, for streamlining both internal and external business processes, that are repeatable and rules-based, by conducting initial research and training on RPA and then building a pilot project that will attempt to automate logging into, pulling, analyzing, or entering data into disparate IT systems or applications.

Readiness Modeling Research: As part of the larger investment in discovering utilizing projected Mission-Based Product Support’s proposed Navy Common Readiness Model capabilities, NSLC is developing and executing a series of analyses to leverage IT capabilities to link them to legacy performance measurements and products, emphasizing the connection between reliability, failure modes, and unit-level spare availability.

Develop Navy Common Readiness Model (NCRM) along with Model Based Product Support (MBPS) and the incorporation of Model based System Engineering (MBSE) as part of the DON Digital transformation.