Students Will Conduct Research and Technical Projects at National Laboratories

WASHINGTON, DC – Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2022 Term of three programs offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, the Community College Internships (CCI) program, and the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP). The application deadline is January 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

SULI and CCI offer undergraduates opportunities to conduct research or technical projects, respectively, at DOE National Laboratories and facilities under the mentorship of laboratory staff scientists and engineers. Project topics cover a wide range of scientific and technological priority areas to support the DOE mission, spanning from fundamental science to applied research and development. The SULI and CCI programs attract a diverse pool of applicants; on average, about 8% of SULI applicants and 25% of CCI applicants are from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

VFP seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order 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 research staff on research projects of mutual interest. Each participating faculty member may invite one or two students (one of whom may be a graduate student) to join the research team. 

SULI, CCI, and VFP participants are selected by the DOE national laboratories and facilities from a diverse pool of applicants from academic institutions around the country. The programs are managed by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in the Office of Science. More information can be found at