Idaho National Laboratory – BEA Education Enhancement Internship

Application Process

To apply for an internship at INL, you must complete an online application. Once you have successfully submitted an application (double check please), our system automatically evaluates your skill set against the criteria outlined for every internship opportunity at INL.

It is critical that you complete the online application in its entirety to be considered for an internship. Thus, the better prepared you are before starting your application; the more likely you are to succeed.

Before you start the INL's online application, please:

• Work with your university career center and write a competitive resume highlighting your experience
and skills
• Download unofficial transcripts for all in-progress and completed degrees (please remove all
personal identifiable information i.e. social security numbers)
• Download your current class schedule including number of credits
• Identify and obtain email addresses for your academic advisor and one additional academic
reference (we reserve the right to contact these individual for reference)
• Identify potential start dates (must be a Monday)and end dates

INL's application process requires you to complete a Master Skill Set Survey that helps us identify applicants' education level, current studies, language skills, and technical skills. INL uses this logic-driven survey to help ensure interns are matched with mentors and projects that best suit their skills and interests.

• When you are ready to submit your application, go to and click on
the "Internships - Apply Now" button.
• Open the posting and read for further application details and click on the "Apply Now" button
• Identify Your preferred dates of availability (start dates must be a Monday)
• Log on. If you are new to the INL application system, create a personal profile. Returning users can
enter their username and password.
• Complete the application process

You must complete the application to be considered for an internship. As a U.S. Department of Energy contractor, Battelle Energy Alliance competitively bids all internship positions. INL is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Please note: Because of the large number of applicants, INL only contacts individuals about their status if a group is interesting in hiring you for an internship.

Application Deadline

Idaho National Laboratory opens a general internship posting each fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30, and accepts applications throughout those 12 months.


Education Programs
2525 N. Fremont Avenue
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3790
Phone: 208-526-0318


Idaho National Laboratory internships are designed to give high school through post-doctoral students real-world experience under the guidance of mentors who are experts in their fields.
INL internships, like its research, span a wide range of scientific, technology, engineering, math, and support fields, including:
• Archeological
• Biology
• Biomass (including Plant Science)
• Business Operations & Business Management*
• Chemistry
• Communications
• Computational Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Critical Infrastructures*
• Cyber Security*
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Environmental Science
• Geoscience
• Industrial Safety
• Information Management
• Instrumentation and Control
• Machining Technology
• Material Science
• Modeling & Simulation
• National Security*
• Nuclear Engineering
• Nuclear Non-Proliferation*
• Occupational Health
• Physics
• Reactor Operator
• Research Library

All internships are evaluated against US Export Control and Homeland Security to determine US Citizenship requirements.

*Based on these evaluations, the nature of these internships requires US Citizenship.


All Internship Candidates:
• Ability to pass a background check
• Minimum overall 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
• Completion of the Master Skill Set Survey, an in-house tool used to place students based on their
academic interests, hard skills, and soft skills.

High School Internships:
• Enrolled student status at an accredited or state-recognized high school program
• Must be 16 years of age at the time of application (due to personnel security requirements)

Community College Internships:
• Enrolled student status at an accredited professional/technical two- year community college program
(minimum 6 credits per semester.)
• Many INL community college interns are hired through the U.S. Department of Energy's Community College Internship Program. We recommend you also apply to that program at

College/University Internships:
• Enrolled student status at an accredited US college or university (undergraduate, graduate, or
doctorate degree) (minimum 6 credits per semester)
• Many INL undergraduate internships focused on science, technology, engineering, and/or math are hired through the U.S. Department of Energy's Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. We recommend you also apply to that program at

Foreign National Students:
• Foreign students may be eligible for internships if they are attending an accredited U.S. college or
university and can obtain a U.S. Work Authorization (CPT, OPT, Permanent Resident Alien, etc.)

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