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National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (NNSA-MSIIP) provides paid opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Minority Serving Institutions pursuing degrees in critical science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and other disciplines that complement current and future missions of the NNSA.
As a program participant, you will:
  • Be part of world-class research and operations opportunities within the NNSA enterprise.
  • Enhance your preparedness for scientific, technological and policy related-careers.
  • Gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills.
  • Establish connections with Department of Energy (DOE) scientists and subject matter experts that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, and other professionals in your field.

The 2023-2024 cohort of MSIIP interns will have the option to participate in summer only or year-long internships.
  • Summer (12-weeks) internships will begin on June 5, 2023 and end on August 25, 2023. Summer interns will be expected to commit to full-time participation based on 40 hours per week.
  • Year-long (12-months) internships will begin on June 5, 2023, and end on May 31, 2024. Year-long interns will be expected to commit to full-time participation based on 40 hours per week during the summer, and a minimum of 10 hours per week during the academic year. 

In Person/Hybrid Summer Session
  • Stipend
  • Undergraduate student - $750 per week
  • Graduate student - $950 per week
  • Commuting Supplement - $50 per week to offset expenses associated with commuting to/from your official assigned location and to local meetings/training
The following benefits will be offered if you relocate more than 50-miles one way from your home location during the summer.
  • Housing Supplement - based on actual cost of rent up to the amount approved for the assigned location.
  • Inbound-Outbound Travel - limited inbound/outbound transportation expenses, not to exceed $1,000, from your current address to the assigned location.
Virtual Internship Summer Session
  • Stipend
  • Undergraduate student - $750 per week
  • Graduate student - $950 per week
  • Remote participation supplement - $150 per week to offset the cost of remote participation
Academic Term Session (Part-time Appointment)
Stipends for part-time appointments during the academic terms will be prorated based on the expected level of effort. Students that relocated during the summer to complete the internship in person are expected to return to their academic institution after the summer term and complete the remainder of the appointment virtually. During the academic terms, no stipend supplements will be offered and travel o the hosting site will not be required. 
Travel to hosting site for site visits, conferences, meetings and other professional development activities may be approved during the appointment at the request of the mentor. Requests will be considered by the NNSA-MSIIP Program Manager and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Available opportunities may be available at DOE and NNSA national laboratories across the United States, DOE/NNSA offices in Washington, DC and site offices.  

Join us for one of our webinars to learn more about the program!
August 25th, 2022 from 2:00pm-3:00pm

September 8th, 2022 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

September 22nd, 2022 from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Or drop into our Office Hours to ask questions when you have them!

Starting August 18th-October 6th @2:00pm EST

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