National Nuclear Security Administration

NNSA's Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program

July 17, 2015

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On Thursday, July 16, NNSA Administrator Klotz had a brown bag lunch with the 14 high school and college students participating in NNSA’s Minority Serving Institutions’ (MSI) Internship Program assigned to NNSA headquarters. The MSI Internship Program targets students who are majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines, as well as non-technical majors such as business, political science, pre-law, and other non-STEM disciplines.


In 2015, NNSA placed 104 MSI interns throughout its sites. Since this program’s implementation in FY 2007, NNSA has placed more than 655 minority interns across the NNSA enterprise. These internships create excellent research opportunities for students to gain experience in their academic disciplines and afford NNSA an opportunity to groom potential employees for its workforce.

By participating in this program, NNSA hopes to increase the number of minority students pursuing science and technology degrees and to help establish the next generation of creative and committed leaders in meeting the demands of national nuclear security.