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December 14, 2012 5:15PM EST to January 10, 2013 10:00PM EST

One of 15 participating DOE laboratories

The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the CCI program are solicited annually for the Summer Term. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration. Each DOE laboratory offers different technical internship opportunities; not all DOE laboratories participate in the CCI program.

DOE WDTS also partners with the National Science Foundation (NSF); institutions associated with select NSF programs may apply to NSF for supplemental funds to support a CCI appointment at a DOE laboratory. More information about eligible NSF programs can be found at