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Begin your professional career in one of the boundless opportunities offered by the Department of Defense for recent graduates.

Fellowship Program

This program is a unique opportunity to experience the work environment in the Department of Defense while still in school. Current students enrolled in educational institutions ranging from high school to graduate school gain the experience of working for DOD and the ability to explore the many opportunities that the Department of Defense has to offer.   


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Army Fellows Program

AFP is a planned development through a blending of progressive and sequential work assignments, formal training, and self-development.

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John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program

High performing and talented individuals with advanced degrees have an opportunity to gain experience and develop their leadership skills.

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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

NDSEG Fellowships are designed to encourage baccalaureate recipients to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates in STEM.

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National Security Education Program (NSEP)

NSEP initiatives represent an incredible opportunity to realize your goals.

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Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Post Doctoral Program

Fellows are competitively selected on the basis of their overall qualifications and technical proposals addressing specific areas.

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs.

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Historically Black Colleges Institution Program

Designed to increase the participation of HBCU/MIs in the Navy's research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs and activities.

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Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

A 5-year basic research fellowship for faculty to support new and innovative ideas.

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