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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Internship

Location: Richland

Starts: Aug. 5, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)  program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates 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.

strong>Must Apply Online at:   https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply

Responsibilities

The SULI program is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have the desire to be involved in an intensive scientific research experience.  Selected students have 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 all required program deliverables on time.
    • Students who do not complete the initial survey (“pre-survey”)  by the deadline will be terminated from the program immediately.   Their record of participation will be expunged,  and they will not be allowed to apply to WDTS programs in the future.
    • Students who do not complete the remaining required deliverables (described below)  on time will have the record of their participation expunged,  and they will not be allowed to apply to WDTS programs in the future.
  • 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 Program (SULI).”

Qualifications

Eligibility for the SULI program requires that all applicants:

    • Must be currently enrolled full-time or have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree,  as described in the two cases below.
      • The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution (including accredited community colleges)  and also have completed at least one year as a matriculated undergraduate student at the time of applying.   Freshmen are not eligible,  and Advanced Placement credits or other undergraduate credits obtained prior to undergraduate enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement.   Full-time enrollment status is determined by the number of hours or courses the school requires for full-time attendance (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service).
        • Freshmen are not eligible.
        • Advanced Placement credits or other undergraduate credits obtained prior to undergraduate enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement.
        • Full-time enrollment status is determined by the number of hours or courses the school requires for full-time attendance (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service).
      • Applicants who have completed or will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a “Recent Graduate.”   This includes students who have graduated with an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree,  those who have completed a combined BS/MS program,  and those who have completed an undergraduate degree and are now enrolled in a graduate studies program.  The time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term must be two years or less.
    • Must have a cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)  of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses taken as a matriculated student at the applicant’s current (or recently-graduated)  institution and at any institutions attended as a matriculated postsecondary student during the 5 years preceding the start of the most recent enrollment.  (This does not include college or university courses taken while solely a high school student.)
    • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
    • Must be a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of applying.
      Proof of U.S.  Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)  status will be requested at the time an internship offer is accepted.  Acceptable form of proof of U.S.  Citizenship includes,  but is not limited to,  a Certified Birth Certificate,  an U.S.  State Government Issued Enhanced Driver’s License,  U.S.  Passport,  U.S.  Passport Card,  Naturalization Certificate,  Certificate of Citizenship,  Consular Report of Birth (of U.S.  citizen)  Abroad,  or Certification of Birth.  Lawful Permanent Residents must have a current United States Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551).
    • Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED)  equivalent at the time of applying.   Proof of an earned high school diploma or of passing all five GED tests required to achieve a Certificate of General Educational Development should be provided on the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts. 
      • The requirement for a high school diploma or GED is waived for students who are or were enrolled full-time in pursuit of an undergraduate degree through a dual-enrollment program offered by their high school and a college/university partner in the U.S.  or its territories.   All other SULI eligibility requirements must also be met.

Additional Eligibility requirements:

    • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than two internships.
    • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

strong>Must Apply Online at:   https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/How-to-Apply

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