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
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.
Must be currently enrolled full-timeorhave recently graduated with an undergraduate degree, as described in the two cases
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
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
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.
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.