DOE Office of Science Accepts Applications for Summer 2022 Undergraduate Internships

Scientsts collecting dataThree US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Programs are currently accepting applications for the summer 2022 term:

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • Community College Internships (CCI)
  • Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

These programs give students the opportunity to conduct research and technical projects at national laboratories. Applications are due by January 12, 2022, at 1700h ET.


Through the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and Community College Internships (CCI) program,  undergraduates conduct research or technical projects 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, from fundamental science to applied research and development. The programs attract a diverse pool of applicants. On average, about eight percent of SULI applicants and 25 percent of CCI applicants are from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).


To expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas, the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community. VFP particularly attracts MSI faculty members, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Typically, about 50 percent 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. 

Selection Process

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 is at Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.

Applications are due on January 12, 2022, by 1700h ET.


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