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University Partnerships & Educational Outreach

The mission of the University Partnerships and Educational Outreach directorate is to develop and implement innovative collaboration-based programs that meet INL's short- and long-term workforce needs by investing in strategic regional and national education and research partnerships.



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NEW!! Lou Milam Next Step Award

The Lou Milam Next Step Award was established in 1992 , in memory of former employee Lou Milam. Lou’s husband designed the award to encourage women in nonexempt job functions to advance themselves through education, as this was Lou’s passion.  The award is a one-time check of $1,500. The funds can be used to supplement expenses not covered by the laboratory’s Employee Education program. All female non-exempt employees of INL (Battelle Energy Alliance), the Idaho Cleanup Project (CWI), and the Idaho Treatment Group (ITG) are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary education.


Eligibility Requirements 

 - Award opportunity for female non-exempt personnel
 - Limited to employees of BEA, CWI, or ITG at the INL
 - Application Period: Administrative Professionals Day to July 24, 2014

 Application Materials

Application Information

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i-STEM is a coordinated statewide effort to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in grades K-12.

About Internships

About Internships

Idaho National Laboratory internships are about gaining experience. Interns are paid to work on real-world projects under the guidance of mentors who are experts in their field.

Energy Systems Technology & Education Center

INL, Idaho State University and Partners for Prosperity, a local nonprofit organization, have partnered to create the Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC).

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office