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Engineering Undergraduate Internship Program

Engineering Undergraduate Internship Application

Key dates:

January 31 – application closes (midnight)

March – applicants notified of acceptance

June 3 – internship starts

August 9 – internship ends

In the Engineering Undergraduate Internship Program, engineering undergraduate students join engineers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for 10 weeks in the summer providing valuable, practical experience as a engineer at a National Laboratory. The program aims to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups in the energy workforce.

Applicants must apply online, providing a transcript and the contact details for two reference letters.

Participants are offered a stipend of $500 per week. Housing and travel are not covered. Participants will attend a week-long course in plasma physicsat the start of the program, and will deliver an oral and a poster presentation of their project at its conclusion.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a four-year college or university
  • be enrolled in relevant STEM courses
  • be sophomores or juniors with a 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • be eligible for work in the United States
  • be able to travel to and from the laboratory

It is strongly recommended that students have:

  • some experience relevant to engineering design, analysis or fabrication
  • a strong interest in engineering and technology

 For more information, please contact Shannon Swilley Greco at sgreco@pppl.gov

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