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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Summer 2021

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), Summer 2021

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now offering its science undergraduate laboratory internship (SULI) that encourages undergraduate and recent graduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.

The United States Department of Energy is a cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States’ policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.

Participation in the SULI program is designed to complement academic programs and provide students with valuable, hands-on research experience. During this internship, interns will attend enriching professional development activities and workshops that provide guidance and development of professional skills in writing technical research papers, oral presentations, and posters.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, applicants must meet following the criteria:

Must be currently enrolled full-time or have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree, as described in the two cases below.

  • The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution (including accredited community colleges) and also have completed at least one year as a matriculated undergraduate student at the time of applying. Freshmen are not eligible and advanced placement credits or other undergraduate credits obtained prior to undergraduate enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement.  Full-time enrollment status is determined by the number of hours or courses the school requires for full-time attendance (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service).
  • Applicants who have completed or will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a “Recent Graduate.” This includes students who have graduated with an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree, those who have completed a combined BS/MS program, and those who have completed an undergraduate degree and are now enrolled in a graduate studies program.  The time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term must be two years or less.
  • Must have a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses taken as a matriculated student at the applicant’s current (or recently-graduated) institution and at any institutions attended as a matriculated postsecondary student during the 5 years preceding the start of the most recent enrollment. (This does not include college or university courses were taken while solely a high school student.)
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident at the time of applying.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident (LPR) status will be requested at the time an internship offer is accepted. Acceptable form of proof of U.S.
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or general education development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying. Proof of an earned high school diploma or of passing all five GED tests required to achieve a certificate of general educational development should be provided on the applicant‡s undergraduate transcripts.


Salary $645 per week

How to Apply:

  • All Applications to the SULI program must be completed online through the online application system.
  • The online application system will guide applicants through the application requirements.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for evaluation and placement.
  • Materials uploaded into the application system will provide the sole basis for evaluation.
  • The application system is not compatible with smartphones. Completion of applications and letters of recommendation requires the use of a computer and web browser.
  • Completion of all required fields in the applications, including
  1. Contact and Education Information
  2. Citizenship Status
  3. Laboratory/facility choice and research interests
  4. Essays

Application Deadline:

The application is open until January 10, 2021

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