Date posted: Jul 12, 2023

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

U.S. Department of Energy | Washington, District of Columbia (DC), United State of America (USA)

Opportunity Type: Internships

Current Program: Associate

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience, Sustainability, Chemical Engineering, Computational Chemistry, Materials, Biochemistry, Environment, Nanoscience, Physical Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry

Sector: Government

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

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.

Apply at    

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 

How to Apply?

Apply at  

Program Dates:

Spring 2024


October 4, 2023

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