A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research

High School Semester-Long Internship

Internship opportunities during the school year are avaialble for highly motivated high school students at PPPL! 

The 2015 fall internship application is open!

High School Fall Internship Application - Apply by July 1!

PPPL's Science Education department offers a limited number of internship positions for outstanding high school seniors throughout the school year. Each term, which lasts about 16-weeks, offers students the chance to work on a project with a member of our research or engineering staff.

To be eligible for the semester-long internships, students must be:

  • At least 16 years of age AND a graduating senior in high school at the time of applying
  • Able to arrange with their school a schedule that provides sufficient release time
  • Able to work at PPPL during regular business hours for at least 8 hours/week in periods of at least 4 hours per day.**
  • United States citizens or permanent resident alien at the time of applying
  • Able to obtain transportation to and from the laboratory. (The High School Internship is a commuter program. Housing is NOT provided. Reimbursement for mileage to/from the lab is NOT provided).

It is strongly recommended that:

  • Students have some experience relevant to an experimental or computational project in plasma physics
  • Students have a strong interest in plasma physics, fusion energy, etc.
  • Students have taken some or all of the following classes: physics, chemistry, advanced math, engineering, etc.


**Note: Internships during the school year require students to have early release from school. We cannot accommodate students who are only available after regular school hours. Regular business hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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If you have any further inquiries, please contact Shannon Greco at: sgreco@pppl.gov

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