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Spring 2024 U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships (CCI) Program

US Department of Energy Office of Science
Multiple locations:
Participants receive $650/week stipend, housing accommodations or allowance, and round-trip travel
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

Applications for the Community College Internships (CCI) Program are now open for the 2024 Spring Term. Applications are due Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. 


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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. 


Learn more about CCI and get your questions answered by program managers and lab representatives! A total of two informational workshops will be held for CCI. One workshop will  provide an overview of the program’s application process and requirements. The second workshop will include a panel discussion featuring CCI and other DOE internship program alumni. Note: attendance at the first workshop is not required to attend the second workshop. 


1st workshop:  August 2, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT (register here:


2nd workshop:  September 6, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT (register here:


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. 




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


For more information about CCI, visit




  • 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 


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