For the next ten weeks, 170 summer interns will work with their Brookhaven mentors in nearly every area of the Lab’s scientific community, including major facilities such as the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Instrumentation, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Physics, and Waste Management Departments. The interns are participating under DOE educational initiatives that include the Community College Institute, Visiting Faculty Program, and the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program. Members of Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering group are also participating in this summer’s programs.
The interns are treated as full-fledged colleagues in their research groups and as full members of the BNL community. As time permits, they might attend or take part in scientific seminars, interact with other undergraduates, grad students, post-doctoral fellows, and technical staff. They also participate in the many recreational activities available to Lab employees.
An internship at Brookhaven provides the students with experience at a national lab and offers a great environment that encourages their participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The opportunity allows them to make more informed decisions about their academic and career choices.
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