About the Program


The Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) offers a competitive internship program for students receiving degrees in mechanical engineering.

Students accepted into the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Maryland are eligible to apply to this internship program.

This program includes hands-on experi-ence through summer and holiday employment and may offer tuition reimbursement. The internship requires U.S. citizenship.

For more information about this internship, contact:

David Barrett David.Barrett@navy.mil

Southern Maryland Program Brochure [pdf]

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering offers a four-year B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program to students in the Southern Maryland region that is in a convenient, student-friendly format. Through the College of Southern Maryland or another college or university, you can take credits to complete general coursework. To review full program requirements, visit eng.umd.edu/advising/transfer.


  • Earn a degree from a quality, accredited program close to home. The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.
  • Small class sizes allow you greater access to faculty members and more individualized attention.
  • The curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills to successfully pursue a career with any number of regional organizations.
  • By pursuing valuable internships and research, you can gain hands-on engineering experience


You are encouraged to pursue valuable hands-on experience by applying to a competitive vacancy job announcement at NAWC-AD, which has developed an academic partnership with the University of Maryland to provide students with hands-on experience in conjunction with their academic studies. The NAWC-AD program may offer tuition and provides employment during the summers and holidays.

Other companies may offer internships, which include full-time employment during the summer that may lead to part-time internships during the academic year or during winter break. The majority of positions are paid. An internship position can help you:

  • Get the job you want following graduation by working as you complete your degree. Serious engineering experience will ensure that you and your resume attract attention from employers. • Save money for school, car or other priorities.
  • Make connections with people in your field and in the region.
  • Gain the confidence, knowledge and skills that are essential to succeed in the work world and in life.
  • Receive a job offer if you perform well with your current employer.


The program begins by providing you with a solid background in mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic engineering science. This strong foundation prepares you for advanced classes and research projects in your final two years. Based on your specific area of interest, you can choose from a menu of electives that are unique to the program and focus on those skills required by many local industries. Students are encouraged to complete an internship during the summer of their sophomore and junior years and during junior- and senior-year winter breaks. A minimum of 120 credits and completion of all degree requirements are required to obtain a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland.