Students will conduct research and technical projects at national laboratories
Applications are being accepted for the spring 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 October 5, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Click to apply.
Through SULI and CCI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at the DOE national laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern 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.
ARM 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. “Think about that person you owe your career to, and now be that person to someone else by mentoring an intern. Please also share the announcement with colleagues in the university sector so they can direct undergraduate students into the program. The next technical director, aerosol mentor, operations manager, or someone doing your role right now could be the undergraduate you mentor.”
Potential mentors should reach out to SULI and CCI program contacts at their labs for information on how to request an intern.
For more background, read this 2021 blog by Michael Jensen, a meteorologist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and principal investigator for the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) campaign.
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.# # #
This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.