Energy Group Internships

SULI Students and Mentors

General Atomics (GA) is proud to offer rewarding undergraduate research opportunities through the 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 Department of Energy. While recent pandemic conditions required the 2020 program to be conducted virtually, GA is committed to making future programs as interactive as possible under Covid restrictions.

  • Stipend: $600/week plus housing for traditional internships; $750/week for virtual internships.
  • Results: Complete a research paper and present a poster.
  • Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate (including community college) at an accredited institution as a matriculating undergraduate student.
  • 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.

Applications for the 2021 summer SULI/CCI term are now closed.

SULI Students and Mentors
A 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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