INL hires dozens of undergraduate students from around the country each year to work at the lab under the guidance of experienced mentors. The majority of internships are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, INL is a multidiscipline laboratory and requires support in variety of areas like business, communications, marketing and logistics to accomplish its mission.
Summer - 40 hours per week, 10-16 weeks
Academic semester - 20 hours or less per week, minimum of 12 weeks to maximum 16 weeks, based on institution's academic semester calendar
Pay is based on the last academic semester a student has completed.
Freshman (Complete) with min. 30 credits complete - $11.00/hour
Sophomore (Complete) with min. 60 credits complete - $12.25/hour
Junior - $13.00-$15.00/hour (depending on degree and number of credits)
Graduated Senior - $15..00 - $17.50/hour
*Note- Students awarded a bachelor's degree the semester before being placed may intern for up to a maximum of 16 weeks. These students will be paid up to $17.50 per hour.
Interns may receive a housing stipend based on mentor approval (determined by permanent residence if greater than 50-mile radius of Idaho Falls). Must meet eligibility of housing agreement and Federal Travel Regulations (FTR).
Interns may be reimbursed for one round trip to Idaho Falls based on mentor approval, program requirements and federal government travel regulations. Distance traveled one way must be greater than 50-mile radius of Idaho Falls. If driving a personal vehicle, students will receive reimbursement for mileage, per diem and lodging along the way.
NOTE: Reimbursement for rental cars, mileage or gasoline between your internship residence and INL facilities, or motel/hotel reimbursement incurred after arrival in Idaho Falls or your final destination is unallowable.