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U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

U.S. Department of Energy, United States
Employer Description

About the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Science is about service—about a commitment to expanding human knowledge and discovery—and it can drive innovation, technology development, and economic progress.  This commitment, coupled to unique, world-class capabilities, is what makes the DOE an indispensable pillar of America’s leadership in science and technology.  DOE is the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences, the steward of 17 national laboratories, the operator of 27 scientific user facilities, and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental research for energy.  The DOE laboratories comprise a preeminent federal research system, developing unique, often multidisciplinary, scientific capabilities beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions, to benefit the Nation’s researchers and national strategic priorities.

Job Description

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program 

Applications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. 

Apply at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply 

Are you an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or recent graduate who completed an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in STEM?  Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers? 

Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.  

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.   


  • $650/week stipend 
  • Housing accommodations or housing allowance 
  • Round-trip travel reimbursement 


  • Ames, Iowa 
  • Lemont, Illinois 
  • Upton, NY 
  • Batavia, IL 
  • San Diego, CA 
  • Idaho Falls, IA 
  • Los Alamos, NM 
  • Berkeley, CA 
  • Livermore, CA 
  • Golden, CO 
  • Oak Ridge, TN 
  • Princeton, NJ 
  • Richland, WA 
  • Jackson, SC 
  • Newport News, VA 


To learn more about SULI, visit https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli.

Job Requirements


  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution 
  • Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application 
  • Must possess medical insurance during the internship 
  • Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four times 
25 July 2022
21 January 2023
Some College
Research and Development