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.

Community College Internship Program (CCI)

The CCI program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet the following eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer.

Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (DOE EM-MSIPP)

The DOE EM-MSIPP internship program promotes the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution.

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF)

The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply include senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)

The SCGSR program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. 

Department of Energy Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the mission and operations of the U.S. Department of Energy. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent, and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The MLEF program provides opportunities for underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institution Internship Program (NNSA MSIIP)

The NNSA MSIIP is designed to bring heightened awareness of NNSA to Minority Serving Institutions with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research fields. Students who participate in the program complete a ten-week summer internship in a national laboratory, plant, or site.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research internship experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories.