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SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship)

General information about the SULI application review and selection process can be found on the DOE website.

Program Description

  • The DOE’s SULI program encourages undergraduates from 2- and 4-year colleges to pursue STEM careers by providing research internships at one of 16 DOE National Laboratories.
  • Applications solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internships are 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks during the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms.
  • 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 National Laboratories.

SULI Benefits:

Fall / Spring

  • $500/wk (16 wks) Stipend $8,000
  • $4,800 Housing supplement
  • Travel supplement if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the Lab.


  • $500/wk (10 wks) Stipend $5,000
  • $3,000 Housing supplement
  • Travel supplement if permanent address is at least 50 miles from the Lab.

For more information, see the DOE website.


  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduates at a 2- or 4-year accredited institution and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate at the time of applying.
  • Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a "Graduating Senior", if
    1. the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term, and
    2. the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term is less than one year. Community college students are eligible to apply.
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of applying.
  • Must have a high school diploma or 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.
  • Applicants are limited to participation in SULI program to no more than two internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.
  • Must have current health insurance while participating in the program.
  • Workforce Development & Education interns are not allowed to take classes while participating in the program.

Selection Process

  • Scientists review applications and select a participant based on their needs.
  • Please note that selection and placements start well ahead of the application deadline.
  • Apply early to increase your chances of being selected.

Please note: it is Workforce Development & Education policy that interns of Lab relatives may not be placed in same division as Lab relative.


Key Dates Spring

  • Program Dates:
    8​ Jan - ​2​7​ April 201​8​ ​
  • DOE Office of Science Key Dates: SULI​

Key Dates Summer

  • Program Dates: 
    4​ Jun - ​10​ Aug 201​8​ ​
  • DOE Office of Science Key Dates: SULI

Key Dates Fall

  • Program Dates:
    27 Aug - 7 Dec 2018​
  • DOE Office of Science Key Dates: SULI



  • Complete the full ten or sixteen week program (approx. 40 hrs/wk), with no time off from start to finish (excluding weekends and Lab holidays)
  • Workforce Development & Education interns can not take classes (including online) while participating in the program.
  • Complete entrance and exit surveys
  • Make a poster presentation and submit a 6-8 page research project report on the outcome of SULI related research activities.
  • Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.
  • Complete all LBNL safety and procedural requirements
  • Must behave in a responsible and professional manner.
  • 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 Internship (SULI) program."


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