Internship Information

Overview

The organizations and programs below are divided into categories depending on their primary mission. Within each description you can find program details, links to more information, and contacts in the organization as well as for any MIT students with experience there. A PDF version of this list is also available for download.

While this list is primarily for summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and master's level students, the contact information here is valuable for seeking full-time employment as well.

If you have corrections or additions for this listing, please email the ANS webmaster with the information.


Utility Plants

Constellation Energy

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
  • Website: www.pge.com/
  • Announcement Date: January 2007
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Online Submission
  • Previous Participant Contact: Nate Carstens [carstens mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergrad
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant
  • Website: www.cookinfo.com
  • Announcement Date: January 2007
  • Deadline: January 31, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Kirk Newall [kjnewall aep.com] 269-466-3412
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must be at least a junior
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Duke Electric
  • Website: www.duke-energy.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: April 14, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Apply online
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must have completed Junior year
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Energy Northwest
  • Website: www.energy-northwest.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: N/A
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen:
  • Undergraduate/Graduate:
  • Additional Notes:

Entergy Nuclear
  • Website: www.entergy.com/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Submit resume to college@entergy.com
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Exelon Nuclear
  • Website: www.exeloncorp.com/
  • Announcement Date: January 2007
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Neal R. Coy [neal.coy exeloncorp.com] 610-765-5997
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
  • Website: https://www2.sce.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Apply online
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (NH)
  • Website: www.fpl.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Courtney Greenwell [courtney_greenwell fpl.com] 561-694-6211
  • Previous Participant Contact: Jennifer Ellsworth [jells mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
  • Website: www.pplweb.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: Susan Downs [sadowns pplweb.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Research Reactors

MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
  • Website: web.mit.edu/nrl/www
  • Announcement Date: Ongoing
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Ed Lau [eslau mit.edu] 617-253-4211
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Freshman applicants preferred
  • Additional Notes: Spend the summer studying to become a certified nuclear reactor operator at MIT's 5MWth research reactor.

Accelerator Laboratories

Bates Linear Accelerator Center
  • Website: mitbates.lns.mit.edu/
  • Announcement Date: Check on Website
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Professional Contact: Check Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Part of the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science

CERN
  • Website: www.um-cern-reu.org/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: January 1, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Professor Jean Krisch [jkrisch umich.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must have completed 3 yrs of undergrad
  • Additional Notes:

Fusion Reactors

Alcator C-Mod
  • Website: www.psfc.mit.edu/
  • Announcement Date: Ongoing
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Check Website for Each Project Area
  • Previous Participant Contact: Check Website
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Part of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

National Laboratories

Argonne National Laboratory
  • Website: www.anl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: Dr. Michael Simpson [michael.simpson anl.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Vered Anzenberg [vered mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Depends on internship
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Contact Walt Kato [wykato mit.edu] for information on the International Student Exchange Program described at http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_graduate/ISEP/

Bechtel Bettis/Bettis Laboratory
  • Website: www.bettislab.com/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: September 30
  • Professional Contact: interns@bettis.gov
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Website: iaeainternship.bnl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: N/A
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Idaho National Laboratory
  • Website: www.inl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Una Tyng 208-526-1626
  • Previous Participant Contact: David Carpenter [david_c mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Depends
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must have completed sophomore year
  • Additional Notes:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Website: www.lbl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Varies
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Depends
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Variety of programs on website.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Website: universitygateway.llnl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Doug Phinney [phinney llnl.gov] Seaborg Institute program
  • Previous Participant Contact: Vered Anzenberg [vered mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Depends on internship
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Also see: http://jobs.llnl.gov/psc/jobs/... Applications begin in February. Must be US citizen. Contact Song Huang [huang3 llnl.gov]

Lockheed Martin/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Inc.
  • Website: www.kaplinc.com/
  • Announcement Date:
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Chal Davidson 518-395-4609
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen:
  • Undergraduate/Graduate:
  • Additional Notes:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Website: www.lanl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: Brenda Montoya [bmontoya lanl.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Depends on internship
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Website: physics.nist.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: February 15, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Anita Sweigert [sweigert nist.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
  • Additional Notes: Must wish to pursue a PhD in Physics

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (Office of Naval Research)
  • Website: www.asee.org/
  • Announcement Date: Currently on Website
  • Deadline: January 12, 2007
  • Professional Contact: N/A
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen (permanent residents accepted at some labs)
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Juniors, seniors, graduate students
  • Additional Notes:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Website: www.orau.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Depends
  • Professional Contact: Apply Online
  • Previous Participant Contact: David Carpenter [david_c mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Depends on internship
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Variety of programs on website. ORNL Nuclear Engineering Student Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) http://ornl.gov/sci/nuclear_science_technology/nstip/nesls_press_release.htm (Deadline: March 31, 2007)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Website: science-ed.pnl.gov
  • Announcement Date: January 2007
  • Deadline: Depends on internship
  • Professional Contact: N/A
  • Previous Participant Contact: Jessica Flores [jflores mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  • Website: www.scied.science.doe.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: November 16, 2006
  • Professional Contact: Sue Ellen Walbridge [sue-ellen.walbridge science.doe.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
  • Additional Notes: Internships in various U.S. DOE labs

Undergraduate Student Intern Program (CI Intern)
  • Website: www.ciintern.com
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: April 15, 2007
  • Professional Contact: info@ciintern.com
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be US citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
  • Additional Notes:

Reactor Vendors

Areva Group
  • Website: www.areva.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Professor Mujid Kazimi [kazimi mit.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Susanna Wong [s_wong mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Canberra
  • Website: www.canberra.com
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Professor Mujid Kazimi [kazimi mit.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Cogema
  • Website: www.cogema.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Professor Mujid Kazimi [kazimi mit.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Framatome ANP
  • Website: www.us.framatome-anp.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Professor Mujid Kazimi [kazimi mit.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

General Atomics
  • Website: www.ga.com/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Chris Ellis [chris.ellis gat.com] 1-858-455-3141
  • Previous Participant Contact: Jamie Warburton [fancymac mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

General Electric- Nuclear Energy Division
  • Website: www.gecareers.com/
  • Announcement Date: ~September
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: Angela Stansell [angela.stansell ge.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Diana Wang [yunzhi mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No F-1 visas (some exceptions)
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Edison Engineering Development Program http://www.gecareers.com/

Westinghouse
  • Website: www.westinghousenuclear.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Karin Taylor [taylork westinghouse.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Bo Feng [bofeng mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Must have F1 visa
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must have completed sophomore year
  • Additional Notes:

Consulting Companies

Bechtel
  • Website: www.bechtel.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Shirley Harrison [seharris bechtel.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Shaw Group
  • Website: www.shawgrp.com
  • Announcement Date: N/A
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Debra Richert [debra.richert shawgrp.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Ashley Finan [finana mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Creare
  • Website: www.creare.com
  • Announcement Date: N/A
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: Mike Izenson [mgi creare.com]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • Applicants need to be U.S. Citizens or have Permanent Residency status
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Engineering BS or MS graduate preferred; Creare is pleased to accept junior or senior undergraduate applications as well
  • Additional Notes:

    (Creare's statement)

    Creare seeks Engineering Interns who can support Creare Engineers on a broad spectrum of R&D consulting problems. Excellent record of academic achievement (3.5+ gpa) as well as knowledge of engineering principles. Software programming, analysis, experimental and laboratory skills are required.

    While the thermosciences and associated processes and equipment are core areas, Creare's span of work encompasses the following: Applied Mechanics, Controls, Cryogenics, Data Acquisition, Electronics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Instrumentation, Machine Design, Materials, Medical Devices, Numerical Methods, Signal/Image Processing and Software.

    Creare Inc. is a high technology engineering R&D firm, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, just 2 hours north of Boston, home to Dartmouth College, located in northern New England. With a staff of 120 people, extensive laboratories, machine shops, and experimental facilities and 70+ active projects we offer an exceptional intern experience.


Government Agencies

BWXT Y-12 National Security Complex
  • Website: www.y12.doe.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: staffing@y12.doe.gov
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Must be a US Citizen
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
  • Website: www.dnfsb.gov/
  • Announcement Date: September 2006
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: Victoria Anderson [vkanders alum.mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Department of Energy
  • Website: chris.doe.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: Ann Young [ann.young hq.doe.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: See also http://www.doeminorityinternships.org for internships specifically for minority students.
    Contact: Paula Earle 703-440-2181 [meispp proxtronics.com]

Department of Homeland Security
  • Website: www.dhs.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Electric Power Research Institute
  • Website: my.epri.com/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: N/A

Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Website: www.ida.org/
  • Announcement Date: January 2007
  • Deadline: March 1, 2007
  • Professional Contact: resumes@ida.org
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must be at least a junior
  • Additional Notes:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Website: www.nrc.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: summer-emp@nrc.gov
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Nuclear Energy Policy/Lobbyist Organizations

American Nuclear Society
  • Website: www.ans.org/
  • Announcement Date: Depends Upon Particular Internship
  • Deadline: Depends Upon Particular Internship
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Website: www.nei.org/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Washington Internships for Students of Engineering
  • Website: www.wise-intern.org
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: December 31, 2006
  • Professional Contact: Alan Levin (alum from our department) selects nuclear delegates [alevin alum.mit.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: Tyler Ellis [tyler9 mit.edu]
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

Non-Proliferation Organizations

Institute for Science and International Security

International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Website: http://iaeainternship.bnl.gov/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Check website
  • Professional Contact: Susan Pepper [pepper bnl.gov]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Susan Pepper (alum from our department) helped form the program

Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Website: www.nti.org/
  • Announcement Date: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Depends on program
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes: Variety of international internships

WMD Detection Systems

Bartlett Detection Systems
  • Website: www.bartlettinc.com/
  • Announcement Date: Currently Posted on Website
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

General Electric- Nuclear Weapons Detection Systems Division
  • Website: www.gecareers.com
  • Announcement Date: Depends on internship
  • Deadline: Depends on internship
  • Professional Contact: On Website
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No F-1 visas (some exceptions)
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both
  • Additional Notes:

University Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

See the official MIT UROP office page for the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering for a listing of research areas. Also check their announcements page for new projects.

If no project is listed, you should check with professors in your area of interest.


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Website: studentservices.engr.wisc.edu
  • Announcement Date: Currently posted on website
  • Deadline: Decisions begin January 15, 2007; final deadline February 15, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Kelly Burton [kburton engr.wisc.edu]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: Yes
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate; must be at least a sophomore
  • Additional Notes:

International Programs

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
  • Website: www.daad.de/rise and www.daad.de/rise-pro
  • Announcement Date: Currently posted on website
  • Deadline: Graduate- January 10, 2007; Undergraduate- January 31, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Christian Schaefer [schaefer daad.de]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • US Citizen: No
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Both (Grads see RISE-Pro website)
  • Additional Notes: Arranges and funds internships with German companies.

Special Graduate Program in Engineering for Systems Innovation (U. Tokyo)
  • Website: www.q.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/inter/
  • Announcement Date: Check website
  • Deadline: January 4, 2007
  • Professional Contact: Ms. N. Kanzaki [kanzaki q.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp]
  • Previous Participant Contact: N/A
  • Undergraduate/Graduate: Must have Bachelor's degree
  • Additional Notes: This program is for a master's or doctoral degree at the University of Japan. See the website for more information.

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