NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility


Bremerton, WA


Corinne Beach -

Operating Status Summer 2023:


Student Requirements:

Interns must be solely U.S. citizens and have the ability to obtain a security clearance. (Dual Citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.) Students must also have their own transportation to the internship site.


To maintain, modernize and retire our Navy's fleet.

About the Lab

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) provides our Navy with high quality, on-time maintenance, modernization, recycling and support that helps assure America's dominance at sea. PSNS & IMF has permanent sites in Bremerton, Bangor, and Everett, Washington; in San Diego, California; and at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton is located adjacent to the city of Bremerton in Western Washington, one hour west of Seattle by ferry and approximately 30 miles northwest of Tacoma. The shipyard is comprised of property bordered on the south by Sinclair Inlet, on the west by Naval Base Kitsap Homeport, and on the north and east perimeters by the City of Bremerton. The shipyard is the Pacific Northwest's largest Naval shore facility and one of Washington state's largest industrial installations.

What is unique about this lab?

PSNS & IMF is the Pacific Northwest's largest Naval shore facility and one of Washington State's largest industrial installations. The Shipyard is proud of its history as a naval presence on the West Coast since 1891 and of its current status as a world-class maintenance facility for the U.S. Navy.

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 projects; job and project shadowing with engineers and trades men and women; networking with other interns and STEM professionals; attending technical meetings; touring shops; and other professional development activities.


The primary subjects of interest include:

  • Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Physical Science

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

Production: Our production team consists of military and civilian members that provide intermediate and depot level maintenance and modernization for surface ships and submarines in Bremerton, Washington. Interns and their mentors may attend meetings and interface with our production teams during various evolutions or shop tours.

Planning and Engineering: We provide technical work packages and engineering resolution for continuous maintenance support. All technical work documents provide a craftsman with clear, concise, and technically correct procedures to complete maintenance tasks. Interns may work on 3D scanning and drafting simulations to assisting with technical drawing and instruction updates.

Project Manager Representatives: The PMRs maintain situational awareness of ship systems either class- or system-specific for lifecycle and readiness issues that impact operational readiness. This information provides fleet feedback to the program sponsors for continuous improvement of the program.