Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis

For more information: Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate

Description:   The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory. NESLS goals: •Maximize the abilities of students through cooperative research with mentors at a national laboratory •Increase research opportunities •Provide a learning environment useful to both national laboratories and students •Train next generation nuclear scientists

Discipline(s):   mathematics; physical sciences; engineering; nuclear engineering; nuclear sciences

Eligibility:  No Citizenship Requirements. The ORNL NESLS program is open to full- or part-time students enrolled at a U.S. university at the time of appointment. Students must be 18 at the time of appointment and must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA. Student applicants will be chosen on the basis of academic performance, class standing, career goals, recommendations, and compatibility of educational interests and abilities with the needs of ORNL. All awards and active participation in the program are contingent upon security access approval to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Location(s):   Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN);

Duration:   Applications for the summer program must be submitted prior to the February 28 program deadline

Additional Duration Information:  A limited number of slots are available during fall and winter sessions

Frequency:  Continuing

Awards made:  Varies

Deadline(s):  Apply by February 28 for summer appointments; by July 1 for fall/winter appointments; and by October 1 for spring appointments

Benefits:  Stipend varies with academic level; one round-trip travel reimbursement and housing allowance (if eligible)

Funding source(s):  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

How to apply:  Science Education Programs at ORNL

ORNL Program Manager ORAU
Julie Ezold Leslie Fox or Karen Cleveland

(865) 574-9594


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