How to apply 

Students who meet the eligibility requirements must do the following to apply:

  • Complete the online iRecruitment application and upload a cover letter, resume, and current unofficial transcript. Note: Students who fail to upload all required documents will not be considered. (For step-by-step instructions, visit How to Apply and read the Student opportunities section. If you have problems with the online application, visit Application Process Issues for assistance.)
  • The cover letter should describe key aspects of the applicant’s background and include two or three academic areas of interest.
  • The application and required documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the specified deadline.
  • If you are selected for an internship, you will be contacted directly by a hiring manager or mentor, not the Student Programs Office

Selection Process

Mentors select interns by searching the resume database in iRecruitment. We recommend that you explore the Lab's website and locate projects/programs/research that interests you and aligns with your educational goals. You should contact organizations listed on these webpages and inquire about potential student internships and inform them of your interests. You may also review the Student Project Description Books to identify prospective mentors. Many students are selected for internships after networking with Lab employees.

Note: Internship positions are competitive and the decision to hire students rests entirely with the mentor. Once a mentor has narrowed their search, they will contact the student directly to conduct a phone or in-person interview.

When a student is selected for an internship position:

  1. Student completes paperwork specified by the mentor for the hiring package.
  2. Mentor submits a hiring package to Human Resources (HR) for approval.
  3. Upon approval, an official offer letter is emailed to the student.
  4. Student reviews and accepts the offer and returns the signed offer letter to HR within two weeks of receiving the letter.
  5. Once the signed offer letter is returned, HR will confirm a start date and the student will be scheduled for new hire orientation.
  6. Students will receive an email at the end of the week prior to their start date that has all relevant orientation information. Note: Students should not report to their worksite until they have gone through the hiring and orientation process.