Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 term of two programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC): the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. In addition, applications are being accepted for previous participants in the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) to return for the Fall 2023 term. The application deadline for all three programs is May 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

A total of three informational workshops will be held for SULI and CCI. One application workshop will be held for each program and will provide an overview of the program’s unique requirements and application process. The third and final workshop will highlight SULI and CCI opportunities at the DOE National Labs and feature breakout rooms with lab representatives.

  • CCI application workshop: March 29, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT 
  • SULI application workshop: April 12, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
  • SULI and CCI opportunities workshop:  April 24, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

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 4-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 terms.

VFP seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in STEM to expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas. As such, VFP especially attracts faculty members from MSIs, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Typically, about 50% of the participants are from MSIs, one-third of which are HBCUs. Selected college and university faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory scientific research staff on research projects of mutual interest. For the fall and Spring terms of VFP, only faculty who have previously participated in VFP are eligible to apply.

SULI, CCI, and VFP are managed by WDTS in the DOE Office of Science. More information can be found at