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Spring 2023 U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships (CCI) Program

Department of Energy
Multiple locations:
Participants receive $650/week stipend, housing accommodations or allowance, and round-trip travel
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022
U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Community College Internships (CCI) Program 


Applications for the Community College Internships (CCI) Program are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. 


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Are you a community college student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math? 

Do you want to develop and hone your technical skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists, engineers, and technicians?   


Then the Community College Internships (CCI) program is for you.  As a CCI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in a technical project and build your professional network under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your work to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills. 


The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 16 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S. 



    Must be a full-time community college student at an accredited institution 
    Must have completed at least one semester; at least 6 credit hours in science,     mathematics, engineering, or technology courses; and at least 12 credit hours towards a    degree at the time of application  Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale  Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship  Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application  Must possess medical insurance during the internship 
    Students may participate in CCI twice and apply a maximum of three times 


    $650/week stipend 
    Housing accommodations or housing allowance  Round-trip travel reimbursement 


    Ames, Iowa  Lemont, Illinois  Upton, NY  San Diego, CA  Berkeley, CA  Los Alamos, NM  Golden, CO  Oak Ridge, TN  Princeton, NJ  Richland, WA 
    Newport News, VA 

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