In 2018, INL hosted 369 interns from 86 universities studying over 100 different majors. The goal is to host more students in 2019. So far INL has only filled 110 positions. They use their 15 general  postings to find and select students to fill individual positions. All general internship positions are currently live on the careers website,  Students are encouraged to apply to as many postings as they have interest in.

Internship opportunities are available for undergrad and graduate students. The majority of INL internships are in STEM fields such as nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, chemistry, physics, computer science and cyber security. However, INL also offers internships in fields such as accounting, business, finance, marketing, communications, education, English, public health, fire protection, welding, logistics and many others.

INL interns are paid a nationally competitive wage based on number of credits completed and degree program. Many of our internships also offer travel reimbursements and a generous housing stipend. The timing and length of internships are based on the need of the mentor and the availability of  the student.

 Please email with any questions.

Funding agency: 
Department of Energy
Funding type: 
Graduate students