Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Attention: Students

For my vast audience of STEM student readers, and any professors who advise STEM students:

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to work at a United States Department of Energy laboratory?  Are you looking for something to do this summer?  Then why not apply for a summer internship at a national laboratory!

The national laboratories offer paid internship programs for students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The pay is good, and the experience is invaluable.

If you're an undergraduate, check out the SULI program.  Unfortunately, the first deadline is February 1, but you still have a few days.  In this program, you can apply for an internship at any of the 17 labs, but you have to pick one lab as your first choice and a backup second choice as well.

I should also add that DoE also has programs for community college students, pre-service teachers, and faculty and student teams to perform research at national labs.

As for graduate students, each lab has its own way of administering graduate student programs, so you'll have to check with the individual labs.

If you're a high school student, I know that we have a program at our laboratory but I don't know about the others.

Anybody interested in working on load balancing or mixed-integer linear programming problems, and/or writing lots of C++ code this summer?  Then do I have an opportunity for you!  Leave me a comment (they're moderated; I won't publish anything with personal info) for details.

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