Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Who do I contact if I have a question?
I thought the internship was with the Office of Naval Research. Who is the American Society for Engineering Education?


I am a permanent resident of the US but have not been granted citizenship yet — am I eligible?
I am a Dual Citizen — am I eligible?
I am in a combined in a B.S./ M.S. program. At what point would I be eligible for the graduate level stipend?
I am attending a two-year college, am I eligible to apply to NREIP?
What is required to be eligible for a $11,000 stipend?
I am currently a high school student taking college classes, can I apply for NREIP?

Application process

How do I apply?
What happens after I submit my application?
How many labs may I apply to?
What if I am accepted into the program, but it is not at a lab I do not want to go. Can I automatically get sent to a different lab?
How important are my transcripts to my application?
What do I do if my unofficial transcript is only available online?
When does the application close?
What is meant by other name and why do I have to supply my "other name/maiden?"
How important is my contact information?
How will my recommender submit their recommendation?
How will I know if my transcript or reference has arrived at ASEE?
How do I find the research areas of the laboratories?
What if I need to change my application or select different labs?

Terms of appointment

Is housing provided?
Does NREIP provide medical/health benefits for me during the program?
Does NREIP provide transportation to and from the lab?
Will I have to travel as part of my internship responsibilities?
I want to take time off for a vacation during my time in the program. Is this allowed?
What if I miss a day because of health-related issues?
How much will I be paid for my time in the program and how is it determined?
How many hours do I have to work during my internship?
What are some of the responsibilities assigned to the interns?
Outside of the actual internship, are there any other mandatory activities that the interns have to participate in?

Security Clearance

Will there be a background check?
Will I need a security clearance?
What are my chances that my interim security clearance will not be granted?


What is ASEE's policy on taxation of my stipend award?

Privacy Statement

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) internships are awarded under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2191, Armed Forces - Graduate Fellowship. Information requested on application forms and fellows' progress reports is solicited under this authority. The application information may be disclosed to reviewers and staff assistants as part of the NREIP process for evaluation and selection of qualified applicants. Information provided in applications and fellows' progress reports may be disclosed to academic institutions attended by applicants and fellows to provide or obtain data regarding the applicant review process, award decisions, or the administration of awards. Aggregated data based on application materials may be used in management reports designed to evaluate the direction and progress of the program and for reporting within the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Government. Attribution of specific data to individual applicants will be avoided, whenever possible, in using information provided. A fellow's application information may be shared with DoD laboratory personnel, for the purposes of receiving information about summer employment or other opportunities, only if an applicant consents to sharing of the application information using the check box within the application. A list of fellowship winners may be published.

Submission of the information requested on the application is voluntary. Omission of any particular item not necessary to establish eligibility will not prejudice the application review, although failure to provide full and complete information needed to evaluate all of the merits of the application may reduce the possibility of receiving an award. In order to determine the degree to which members of diverse sections of the eligible population are aware of and apply for this program, completion of the demographic fields on the application relating to gender, ethnicity, and race, is requested, but voluntary; omission of any demographic field information will not affect award consideration. Applicants will be considered for award of fellowships based on merit and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age.