National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (MSIIP)

This internship allows undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at qualified Minority-Serving Institutions to participate in summer or year-long internships in diverse fields related to the missions of the National Nuclear Security Administrations mission.


“[My mentor] has pushed me to exceed my own expectations, helping me branch out from my academic background to achieve and learn things beyond my imagination… this has allowed me to explore a field that is out of my comfort zone and has given me the opportunity to solidify my personal aspirations of working in the nonproliferation.”- Former ORNL NNSA-MSIIP participant.

ORNL participates in the NNSA-MSIIP

The National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institution Internship Program (NNSA-MSIIP) provides paid opportunities for students enrolled at eligible minority serving institutions to come to ORNL for summer or year-long internship opportunities involving projects focused on engineering, science, research, technology, policy, business, and government relations. These internships offer the flexibility of on-site or remote participation.

Summer 2024 applications are closed


  • Summer only
  •  12-weeks
  •  full time experiences
  •  Experiences  can be extended to one year with part time participation 

Eligibility Overview

• US Citizen
• Age +18
• 3.0+ GPA
• enrolled as a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited Minority Serving Institution


Pay and Allowances

• a weekly stipend of $750-$950 dependent on education level
• travel reimbursement up to $1000 for travel expenses to and from your current address
• A weekly housing allowance dependent on the terms of the appointment


How to Apply

Check application opening and closing dates.
Apply on the NNSA-MSIIP website.
Connect with an ORNL mentor

Additional Resources

Learn more about ORNL 
Learn more about the NNSA-MSIIP 

Do you have questions? That’s okay!
For questions about ORNL internships, email [email protected].
For questions about the application process, email [email protected]

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