About Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory, located in Long Island, N.Y., was established in 1947 as a multi-program science lab, operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy.  Discoveries made at Brookhaven have resulted in six Nobel Prizes.  Research at Brookhaven focuses on nonproliferation, nuclear physics, environmental research and medical imaging.  Around 3,000 scientists, engineers and support staff work at the lab, as well as specialist guest researchers.

Brookhaven, which has had its own undergrad summer intern program since 1952, is now one of the sites for the U.S. Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI).  However, SULI at Brookhaven has many of the same features of the former Brookhaven summer program.  Interns work with science professionals on research projects that concern chemistry, physics, biology, nuclear medicine, applied mathematics, high and low energy particle accelerators and science writing.  They also have a program called the Pre-service Teacher Internship for those students who are interested in becoming science teachers.


Open to college students studying a science-related field.  Grad students and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.  Recent graduates are also considered, though they must fill out an additional form.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Mel Morris
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Building 438, P.O. Box 5000
  • Upton, NY 11973
  • Phone: (631) 344-5963


  • Number of Interns: 101 or more
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY