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Undergraduate Internships

Learn about the many programs and opportunities available to undergraduate students.

Participants in NREL's Mini-Semester for Undergraduate Students construct mini-solar concentrators to see how much power they can get from a solar cell.

NREL's Research Participant Program

NREL's Research Participant Program provides undergraduate students with mentorship, hands-on experience, and professional development activities designed to strengthen technical and professional skills.

NREL interns Julian Quick and Kevin Wu enjoy their tour of the Cart 3 research turbine at the NWTC.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at national laboratories.

UMass grad student Kristin Oleskwwicz and professor Stephen Herbert harvest Swiss chard growing under PV arrays at a test plot at the UMass Crop Animal Research and Education Center.

Community College Internship

The Community College Internships program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy's mission by providing technical training at national laboratories.

Compare Our Undergraduate Programs
  Term Application Due Deliverables Apply and Contact
NREL's Research Participant Program Year round and summer No deadline until position is filled Poster presentation (optional) Apply to NREL's Research Participant Program. Select Intern under Job Type.

Contact: Ben Godwin
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Spring
Summer
Fall
October
January
May
Poster Presentation, Abstract Apply to the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship.

Contact: Marcus Giron
Community College Internship Spring
Summer
Fall
October
January
May
Poster Project, Report Paper Apply to the Community College Internship.

Contact: Marcus Giron

Additional Programs

Colorado/Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation

JUMP into STEM

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program