Are you a community college student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math?
Do you want to develop and hone your technical skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists, engineers, and technicians?
Then the Community College Internships (CCI) program is for you. As a CCI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in a technical project and build your professional network under the guidance of a mentor. You will also have opportunities to present your work to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.
The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 16 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.
Housing accommodations or housing allowance
Round-trip travel reimbursement
Must be a full-time community college student at an accredited institution
Must have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology courses and have completed at least 12 credit hours towards a degree at the time of application
Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application
Must possess medical insurance during the internship
Students may participate in CCI twice and apply a maximum of three times
About US Department of Energy
About DOE: Science is about service—about a commitment to expanding human knowledge and discovery—and it can drive innovation, technology development, and economic progress. This commitment, coupled to unique, world-class capabilities, is what makes the DOE an indispensable pillar of America’s leadership in science and technology. DOE is the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences, the steward of 17 national laboratories, the operator of 27 scientific user facilities, and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental research for energy. The DOE laboratories comprise a preeminent federal research system, developing unique, often multidisciplinary, scientific capabilities beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions, to benefit the Nation’s researchers and national strategic priorities.
The AVS Career Center has listings for the latest science and engineering jobs in specialized disciplines like applied physics, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, mechanical engineering, plasma physics, materials science and engineering, fluid mechanics and dynamics, optics and lasers, and electrical engineering plus teaching jobs for assistant, associate, and full professor roles. Find a job here as a computational or experimental physicist, postdoctoral appointee, fellow, or researcher.
AVS is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists and engineers. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT),
American Physical Society (APS Physics), and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.