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Engineering Undergraduate Internship Program

ALERT: All Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Internships will be remote for summer 2021!

Engineering Undergraduate Internship Application

Key dates:

February 26 – application currently closed

March-April – applicants notified of acceptance

June 7 – internship starts

August 13 – 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 a valuable, practical experience as an 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 travel to Princeton, housing on the Princeton University campus (or $150 allowance per week, per student during 2020, 2021, and possibly 2022-dependent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic), and a stipend of $600/week. Participants will attend a week-long course in plasma physics at 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 eligible for work in the United States

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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