NUWC Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport


Keyport, WA


Kristin Muhleman -

Operating Status Summer 2023:


Student Requirements:

Students must be U.S. citizens and have the ability to obtain a security clearance.


Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport (NUWC Keyport) provides advanced technical capabilities for test and evaluation, in-service engineering, maintenance and industrial base support, fleet material readiness, and obsolescence management for undersea warfare.

About the Lab

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport is a global network of people, facilities, and capabilities, united in all we do by a culture of innovation and a common purpose: to expand America’s dominance in the undersea domain. We deliver innovative solutions to support the warfighter of today and tomorrow. As one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NUWC Keyport’s advanced technical capabilities directly support the full spectrum of Navy undersea programs.

What is unique about this lab?

NUWC Keyport has a strong connection to the fleet through its weapons production, proximity to submarine base and shipyard, and collocation with fleet operators. This provides unique opportunities for interns to see the practical implications of the work done at NUWC Keyport.

About the Internship

NUWC Keyport is looking for high school students who wish to contribute to the Navy mission while expanding their knowledge and experience in a variety of scientific and engineering fields. Interns will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects while gaining experience in a professional workplace that will help progress their STEM education.

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; attending technical meetings; touring labs; and other professional development activities.


The primary subjects of interest include:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Robotics
  • Statistics and Probability

What will I learn as an intern at this lab?

As part of the internship, you will work with a mentor and get hands-on experience with technically innovative projects in support of undersea weapons, unmanned vehicles and payloads, undersea warfare test and evaluation, and sustainment engineering.

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

SEAP interns participate in a number of ongoing projects at the lab including developing a control interface for underwater ROVs using virtual reality development software; coding, programming, and additive manufacturing for the development and updating of STEM curricula deployed throughout the region; and the assembly, programming, and in-water testing of ROVs.