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U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships (CCI) Program

U.S. Department of Energy, United States
Employer Description

About the U.S. Department of Energy (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.

Job Description

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Community College Internships (CCI) Program 


Applications for the Community College Internships (CCI) Program are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. 


Apply at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/cci/How-to-Apply  


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. 



  • $650/week stipend
  • Housing accommodations or housing allowance
  • Round-trip travel reimbursement



  • Ames, Iowa
  • Lemont, Illinois
  • Upton, NY
  • San Diego, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • Golden, CO
  • Oak Ridge, TN
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Richland, WA
  • Newport News, VA

For more information about CCI, visit https://science.osti.gov/wdts/cci.

Job Requirements


  • Must be a full-time community college student at an accredited institution
  • Must have completed at least one semester; at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology courses; and 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
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