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Application period for Idaho National Laboratory internships and graduate fellowships is now open.

November 15, 2019

The application period for INL internships and graduate fellowships is now open. The INL internship program brings in more than 400 students annually and was recently ranked among the top energy internship programs in the nation. A lot of them are students from the Center for Advanced Energy Studies universities, including ISU.

Students can apply for internships here: https://inl.taleo.net/careersection/inl_intern/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8210010144


INL hires hundreds of students from universities around the country and the world each year to work at the lab under the guidance of skilled and talented mentors. These internships enable students to collaborate with experienced scientists and engineers in order to develop innovative solutions to challenging, real-world projects. Internships support INL’s three mission areas of nuclear energy, energy and environment, and national and homeland security.

The majority of INL internships are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, such as nuclear engineering, chemistry, computer science and physics. However, INL also offers internships in fields such as business, marketing, communications and logistics. An INL internship builds confidence, introduces students to possible career fields, and complements what they are studying in school.

The Experience

INL strives to make the internship experience as valuable as possible. Internships are structured based on an 80/20 philosophy. INL encourages interns to spend 80 percent of their time at the lab with their mentor and apply their classroom knowledge to real-life work, and to spend 20 percent of their time in enrichment activities like workshops or skill-building activities. Come find out why Vault ranked INL as one of the Best Energy Internships and Goodcall ranked Idaho Falls as one of the Best U.S. Cities for a Summer Internship.

INL internships include a nationally competitive wage that is based on the number of credits completed, combined with the degree program. Eligible interns are provided holiday pay, and many of our internships offer travel reimbursements along with a generous housing stipend.

Eligibility Requirment: 

  • Enrolled full-time student status at an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to pass a background
  • Minimum of 0 cumulative GPA.

Note: Foreign national students may be eligible for internships if they obtain a J1 visa or attend an accred- ited U.S. university or college, and they can obtain a U.S. work authori- zation (Curricular Practical Training or Optional Practical Training).


To apply, go to www.inl.gov/careers/ and click the Internships button. You will then upload the following:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current class schedule and credits

 Contact INL: 

Internships Program 208-526-1945 or internships@inl.gov


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