DOE Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Undergraduate Internships

Published: 28 October 2022

Students will conduct research and technical projects at national laboratories

Graphic says, "SULI CCI Opportunity"Applications are being accepted for the summer 2023 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program.

The application deadline for both programs is January 10, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Apply today for SULI and CCI

Through SULI and CCI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from internship to employment. Interns work directly with national laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission.

SULI is open to full-time students attending four-year institutions and community colleges or recent graduates within two years of receiving their bachelor’s degree, while CCI is exclusively for community college students. Both programs are stipend-based and offered three times annually in fall, spring, and summer.

Two application assistance workshops will be held for each program (all times Eastern below). The first workshop will introduce the program and application process, and the second workshop will highlight the research opportunities and internship experience at the DOE national labs. 

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s workforce coordinator, Scott Collis, encourages scientists and engineers at DOE national labs to serve as mentors to SULI and CCI interns.

“We need to all be developing the diverse workforce of the future, and the biggest impact you can make is mentoring the next generation,” says Collis. 

In recent years, researchers working on ARM’s TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions Experiment (TRACER) have mentored SULI interns.

Potential mentors should reach out to SULI and CCI program contacts at their labs for information on how to request an intern.

Additional information about SULI and CCI is accessible from the home page of the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS). Resources include lists of participating laboratories, eligibility requirements, application guidance, frequently asked questions, and highlights featuring former interns.

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ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.