You can gain valuable, real-world experience in a chosen area of interest through paid internships in industry, academia, or national laboratories. Our Applied Physics students are required to participate in at least one 10 week internship. Our students have been successfully placed in a variety of internship programs across the country.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories or facilities. They perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the summer term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for terms in the fall (August through December) and spring (January through May). Each DOE laboratory or facility offers different research opportunities, and not all of them offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.
More internships + fellowships
American Physics Society also keeps an updated list of internships and fellowships available to graduate, undergraduate, and high school students. These give you an excellent chance to broaden your experience in the field.