The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program
The Office of Science /Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
(WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Spring
Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required
application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on October 1,
2013. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department
of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed
at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory
staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Student benefits identified by the program include:
· Research interns spend 10 weeks (summer term) or 16 weeks (semester term) at a DOE
laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist
· Host laboratories provide enrichment activities, including career professional development
workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral
presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, scientific lectures and seminars.
· Host laboratories provide all required site specific training.
· Beginning with the 2013 Summer Term, selected students receive a stipend of $500
per week during the internship period.
· Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host
laboratory (if permanent address is more than 50 miles from the host laboratory).
Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route.
Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up
to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is
lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare.
· Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory.
In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance
is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer
direct housing arrangements.
Interns must comply with the following program obligations:
· Must have proof of coverage under a health insurance plan for the duration of their
internship. It is the responsibility of each participant to secure insurance coverage
before arriving at the appointment site.
· Must complete the full 10- or 16-week program. Students should expect to spend approximately
40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided
professional development opportunities.
· Must complete the entrance and exit surveys through the online system provided at
the beginning and the end of the internship. Host laboratories may choose to withhold
initial or final stipend payments until the surveys have been submitted.
· Must behave in a responsible and professional manner.
· In advance of completion of their appointment, SULI participants must make either
an oral or poster presentation on the outcome of their SULI related research activities,
complete and submit a 1500 - 3000 word research project report, a general audience
abstract, and a one-page peer review of another SULI intern's talk or poster. Report
requirements, submission instructions, and additional guidance will be provided at
the beginning of the internship period.
· To help maintain accountability and accuracy of its federally-mandated assessment
and reporting functions, WDTS requires funded work to appropriately acknowledge its
support in the presentations and publications resulting from its funding. When acknowledging
WDTS support, please use the following statement - “This work was supported in part
by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development
for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) under the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
Link for application: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/
Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation,
and access to the online application system are found at:
Inquiries or Questions:
The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of
Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the
DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest
supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is
working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates
to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain
a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of
scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in
a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
. Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
. Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
. Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
. Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
Please click here for more information or to apply - deadline is January 12, 2014!
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of
an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering;
Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology;
Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and
Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail email@example.com or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program
DHS is now accepting applications for the 10 week Homeland Security-STEM Summer Research
Internship Program. Undergraduate students will be placed at Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley,
Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well
as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards
and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection
Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research
and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory,
Transportation Security Laboratory, and other possible locations. Undergraduate students
receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
Areas of Research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry,
biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,
social sciences, and more.
For more information please click here.
The Mickey Leland 2014 Internship Program
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MlEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's
Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology
(IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve
opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates
are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to
participate in focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office
of Fossil Energy.
During the 10 weeks, students will be appointed at one of several locations including
national laboratories. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a
"Technical Forum" where they will present their research project and tour technical
sites located nearby. The MlEF program allows students to gain valuable experience
in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and offers an "inside view" of federal
employment which encourages students to consider future opportunities within the Department
Applications accepted from November 20, 2013 through January 15, 2014
To qualify for the program, students must:
. Be 18 years of age;
. Be a citizen of the United States;
. Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore
year or higher); and
. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
A Paid Internship Opportunity
Students will be paid:
. A weekly stipend of $600 for undergraduate students;
. A weekly stipend of $750 for Master's students;
·A weekly stipend of $850 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students;
. Approved housing allowance based on appointment location;
. Approved travel costs to and from the host site; and
. Approved travel costs to the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
Applications accepted from November 20, 2013 through January 15, 2014
. Internship runs from June 2 to August 8, 2014
For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the MlEF application, please visit
our Web page below or contact us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov