Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

External Funding Opportunities

Special Programs support student research internships at the Lab.


  • Program Manager
  • Scott Robbins
  • Student Programs Office
  • (505) 667-3639
  • Email
  • Program Coordinator
  • Cassandra Casperson
  • Student Programs Office
  • (505) 667-4866
  • Email

Special Internship Programs

Special Internship Programs are year-round educational programs that provide students with relevant research and experience while the student receives outside funding. This program allows students (undergraduate and graduate) to engage in research, experiments or educational experiences while taking advantage of the Lab’s facilities. 

Current internships

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI): The SULI program is for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics or other technical fields. Participants are provided with a salary for 10-week internships during the summer.
  • Community College Internships (CCI): The CCI program provides community college students enrolled in associate's degree programs with a salary for 10-week summer internships.
  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF): The MLEF is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering or mathematics (STEM majors).
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS): DHS sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. 
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program: Participants gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings with the DOE complex. It's a 10-week summer internship for undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate students.

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