Opportunity provides students with research experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 11, 2015


OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program is accepting applications for spring and summer 2016. NESLS is a cooperative research initiative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science.

NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory. Research areas of interest may include nuclear security technologies; nuclear systems analysis, design and safety; and fuels, isotopes, and nuclear materials. Other features of the internship include:

  • Stipend based on academic status, ranging from $529-$935 per week for full-time; pro-rated for part-time
  • Travel/housing assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Professional development activities
  • Open to U.S. and eligible international citizenship

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related field with a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment. Community college students must be working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree. All awards and active participation in the program are contingent upon security access approval to ORNL.

Applicants seeking an internship in spring 2016 must apply by Dec. 31, 2015, and applicants seeking an internship in summer 2016 must apply by Feb. 28, 2016. Program applications for both the spring 2016 and summer 2016 internships must be submitted through the online application system. Other scientific educational programs offered at ORNL are also available and seeking applicants; visit http://www.orau.org/ornl/ for more information.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. DOE’s Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a world-class DOE institute designed to strengthen a scientific workforce; promote the integrity of scientific research through peer review; provide 24/7 medical response to radiation accidents; evaluate human health data to protect workers from occupational hazards; and conduct independent environmental cleanup assessments.