Skip to main content

Graduate and Undergraduate Internships

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students have the opportunity to join the NREL team as an intern while gaining valuable mentoring experience, participating in the lab's research and development programs, and establishing ongoing collaborations through NREL's Research Participant Program.

Interested in joining our team?

Find your opportunity

Looking for undergraduate and graduate opportunities?

For current job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, click the Find Your Opportunity button above and select Intern under the Job Type list.

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university who have successfully completed at least the sophomore year of school by June of the current year and plan to continue full-time enrollment during the following fall term are eligible for NREL's Research Participant Program internships.

Are you eligible for an internship?

  • Yes, if you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours as an undergraduate, or 9 credit hours as a graduate student.
  • Yes, if you have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last completed semester.

What are the internship hours?

  • During the academic year, our undergraduate students can work a maximum of 25 hours per week and our graduate students can work a maximum of 30 hours per week.
  • During the summer and breaks, all students can work 40 hours per week.

What benefits do NREL interns receive?

NREL interns receive limited benefits that include transportation to and from NREL at the beginning and end of the internship, an EcoPass for public transportation, and an option to participate in medical, dental, and vision insurance plans if working 20 hours or more per week.

Questions? Contact

See all internship opportunities offered at NREL.