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Military Academy Cadet/Midshipman Program

This program places military academy cadets/midshipmen in tours of duty within science, technology, engineering, national security, and relevant fields at any of the NNSA sites. Participants will expand their understanding of the NNSA National Security Enterprise and Department of Defense programs while working closely with nationally recognized staff and researchers on national security research and production.

  • Tours of duty to run a minimum three weeks up to and including a preferred six weeks or more during the summer
  • NNSA and/or site representatives visit academies in the Fall to communicate opportunities and solicit applications
  • Candidates express research interests, and then academies & NNSA sites place students between October and March

Find out more about the sites that comprise the nuclear security enterprise and where we're located.

How To Apply

Read through this website and visit each of the eight websites to find out more about the diverse and broad range of research and work to be found at each of the sites. You are sure to find the kind of work that matches your interests and that will enhance your career in the military.

Next, find the site that is the best fit for you by talking to the points of contact listed for the sites of interest to you.

Once you and the site coordinator have committed to your participation in the program, the site's point of contact will coordinate with NNSA to work out the details between you, your school and the site you've selected.

If you're not sure where you might fit into the nuclear security enterprise, please contact NNSA headquarters for more information about the program.