Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

Places students in STEM internships at one of 17 Department of Energy research locations

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

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/facilities.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Deadline Information

Summer 2021 By 5:00 pm EST: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fall 2021 by 5:00 pm EST: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have never participated in more than one SULI appointment
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by the time the internship begins
  • Must be U.S. citizen

Application Process

Apply online through the SULI application portal found here.