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U.S. National Laboratory Internship at Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

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Employer: Department of Energy Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

Expires: 05/28/2020

U.S. National Laboratory InternshipScience is about service—about a commitment to expanding human knowledge and driving discovery—and can drive innovation, technology development, and economic progress. This commitment, coupled to unique, world-class capabilities, is what makes the Department of Energy (DOE) an indispensable pillar of America’s leadership in science and technology. We are the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences, the steward of 17 national laboratories, the operator of 27 scientific user facilities, and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental research for energy. The DOE laboratories comprise a preeminent federal research system, developing unique, often multidisciplinary, scientific capabilities beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions, to benefit the Nation’s researchers and national strategic priorities.Are you an undergraduate student or recent graduate pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math? Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers? Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you. The program is sponsored and managed by the DOE / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S. As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor. You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.DescriptionApplications are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Fall and Spring Terms are 16 weeks long and the Summer Term is 10 weeks long.Selected students engage in research projects related to DOE’s ongoing research and development programs under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.Benefits$600/week stipendHousing accommodations or housing allowanceRound-trip travel reimbursementEligibilityMust be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institutionMust have completed at least one year as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application (freshmen are not eligible)Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scaleMust be at least 18 years old at the start of the internshipMust be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident at the time of applicationMust possess medical insurance during the internshipStudents may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of three timesObligationsComplete the full-time (40 hours/week) program and submit a required final project report, research poster, general audience abstract, and peer review of another intern’s workAttend all scheduled events, including seminars, tours, and group activitiesComplete pre- and post-appointment surveysKey Dates:Summer 2020 Applications are now closedFall 2020 Applications open on March 17-May 28th.