Energy Group Internships

SULI Students and Mentors

General Atomics (GA) is proud to offer rewarding undergraduate research opportunities through the Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and the Community College Internship (CCI) programs.

SULI/CCI offers selected applicants an opportunity to perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists and engineers with sponsorship by the DOE. While pandemic conditions required the 2020 and 2021 program to be conducted virtually, GA is committed to making future programs as interactive as possible under COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Results: Complete a research paper and present a poster
  • Minimum GPA: 2.95
  • Minimum Age: 18 years as of internship start date
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Location: DIII-D National Fusion Facility or GA's Inertial Fusion Technologies facilities, both in San Diego, CA
  • Remote participation from the intern's residence is also considered
  Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2023
Online Application Opening Date July 12, 2023 October 17, 2023 March 15, 2023
Application Due Date October 04, 2023 January 09, 2024 May 25, 2023
Program Term Duration *16 weeks 10 weeks *16 weeks
Program Term Dates Jan - May June - Aug Sept - Dec

*CCI Fall/Spring is 400 hours

SULI Students and Mentors
SULI student adjusts an automated mass spectrometer system as part of his research in the Inertial Fusion Technology division.
SULI Students and Mentors
SULI student checks the spatial calibration of a charge exchange recombination spectroscopy system, as part of research into 3-D effects on plasma equilibrium.

For more information and to apply for an internship see the DOE websites for each program.

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