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        Laboratory Internships (SULI) and Student Research Participation Programs
Fall 2012 Program Application Deadline: August 31, 2012


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, is pleased to announce opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory's ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy is directly sponsoring research participation at other DOE facilities.  At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program or the Student Research Participation Program.  To apply for the program at Argonne or another DOE Laboratory, you must submit an application at the Department of Energy web site for this undergraduate program. If you need assistance with the DOE application, please e-mail

For the Argonne Student Research Participation Program, apply only through the Argonne Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division at .   These programs extend for a fifteen week period which begins on September 2, 2014 and runs through December 12, 2014.  There is some limited flexibility in the appointment period.  In addition to their research activities, participants attend a series of seminars and tours dealing with current topics in science and engineering.

Areas of Research

Basic scientific research programs in Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Also applied research programs relating to Coal, Conservation, Environmental Impact and Technology, Fission, and Fusion Technology. Search the Research Projects Catalog for specific research project descriptions available at Argonne.


Students are recruited from all U.S. undergraduate institutions and must : (a) be currently enrolled as a undergraduate student; (b) be interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; (c) be 18 years or older at the start of the program; (d) be eligible to work in the United States and hence be requested to provide required information upon acceptance to this program; (e) have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above; and (f) have health insurance.

Financial Information

Housing, transportation, and stipends are provided to participants. The stipend is $500.00 per week. Round trip costs to come to Argonne is provided to students who live more than 50 miles away (some restrictions apply). Local transportation will be provided once a student has accepted an offer. No tuition or fees are paid to your university.

Alyssa Skulborstad is conducting measurements of a fast and inexpensive boriding conversion coating developed at Argonne National Laboratory using a “microhardness” test machine.
This new coating process produces a valuable, hard,
wear-resistant layer on steel materials.

Transportation Reimbursement

Transportation expenses are reimbursed for one round trip between your home or academic institution (the address on the student’s drivers license will be used to establish eligibility for travel reimbursement) and the facility. Travel will usually be paid only for students whose permanent addresses established by your drivers license is more than fifty miles away from Argonne. Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare. Travel arrangements are arranged by the host Division at Argonne.



Apartment type lodging facility on site.

Summer Interns Group


Application Procedure

We encourage you to fill out an application electronically:

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Application

Argonne Student Research Participation Program Application

Contact Information

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI)
Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439-4845



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