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Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program

2022 Summer Internship Opportunities for MSIPP students

MSIPP Internships Info Session

February 17 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET

Explore summer internship opportunities at the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories through the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program! Make plans to join us for this information session to learn about the program, get tips on applying, and hear from national lab representatives.

Register Here | Download the Info Session Flyer (PDF)

About MSIPP Internships

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that compliment current and future missions of U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM).

The MSIPP Internships program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.

MSIPP Interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) research under the direction of a host national laboratory. The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a senior research mentor.


To be eligible for a MSIPP Internship, the candidate must:

  • Be working toward a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics)
  • Have a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a US citizen
  • Pass a drug test upon selection
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at one of the following accredited Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

Important Dates

Application deadline: Apply Now! Application deadlines are 2/28/22.

Only completed and submitted applications will be eligible for consideration. Submit early while all internships are available! Candidates are encouraged to apply to all positions for which they are qualified and interested!

Selections are made on a rolling basis, to increase your chance of being offered an internship, apply early! See individual internship descriptions for additional application details.

Participant Benefits

Selected candidates will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory. Stipends and salaries will be commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory, and will vary from lab to lab.

How to Apply

The application process is a three-part process. To start the application process, choose a location on the left. Then, follow the steps below to complete the application process.

  1. Create a Zintellect Profile

If you have applied to other ORISE programs using the Zintellect portal, you can just log in to your account and skip to Step 2, Online Application. Creating a profile allows you to save basic information such as your name, contact information and educational history. If you apply to more than one program using Zintellect, you will not need to re-enter this data.

  1. Online Application

    The second part of the application process consists of answering questions and submitting documents specific to the program. This includes:
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume
  • Essays
  • Providing contact information for two individuals who can serve as references.

All documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Your online application must be submitted by the application deadline. Once you submit your online application, you can no longer make changes to the information provided. Please note, your references will not be sent instructions on how to complete a reference on your behalf until you have submitted your application therefore early submission is strongly encouraged.

  1. References

    The final step of the application process requires your two designated references to complete an online questionnaire. Refer to the section below for more details on this step.


Once you submit your application, the references you listed will receive an auto-generated email from the Zintellect system with instructions on how to submit a reference on your behalf. It is your responsibility to communicate with your references to determine if they received instructions on how to submit a recommendation.