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Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate interested in a scientific research experience with the Department of Energy?

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 term. During this 16-week program, you will research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission. Each DOE facility offers different research opportunities, and on the application, you may select your top two choices.

Applications are due Thursday, May 30, 2018, at 5 p.m. ET. 

The Benefits

Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities, development workshops, lab tours and scientific lectures for its interns. Housing opportunities vary by location, but often interns are offered a $500 per week stipend, and they may be reimbursed for travel costs. On average, interns spend 40 hours per week on their research and will submit or present a capstone presentation at the conclusion of their internship.

The Application

Complete your application online, and be sure to check the eligibility requirements.

  • The application system is not compatible with smartphones. You must use a computer and web browser to complete the application and letters of recommendation.

Undergraduate transcripts 

  • Submit your most recent transcript from your current or recently-graduated undergraduate institution.
  • Transcripts must be uploaded as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files, labeled with your name and the name of the university/college. It must clearly show all courses, course grades and cumulative GPA.
  • Upload either a scanned hard copy of transcript as Adobe Acrobat file or a digital unofficial transcript. Be sure to black out all Social Security numbers and dates of birth prior to uploading the transcript into the application system. Any application containing personally identifiable information will be deemed “non-compliant” and will not be considered. 
  • You must also submit transcripts from all other undergraduate academic institutions attended within the past five years.

Two Recommendations

  • You must submit two recommendations with your application. Select two people who are familiar with your education, training, experience, aptitude or promise relevant to the SULI Program.
  • It is your responsibility to inform their recommenders that they must submit their recommendation by the application deadline. Enter their information into the application, and click “Final Submit” in the recommendation request section. This will email the recommenders with information on how to submit the recommendation.
  • Only digitally submitted recommendations are accepted.

The application is available online.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for additional inquiries.