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Machine Learning Research Summer 2024 Internship

Is an internship focused on changing the world's energy future intriguing? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

The Digital Engineering group at Idaho National Laboratory is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to develop reactor physics models within the MOOSE-framework. The project involves developing a digital twin for a micro reactor. This position is best fit for a self motivated individual with experience in statistics, machine learning, python programming, and data science. Work will consist of considerations for ethical AI, writing data analysis codes, and assisting with other data science and statistics related tasking that is appropriate for their experience




Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics or closely related field
  • Experience or coursework in Python programming and Spectroscopy
  • Experience in collaborative technical report writing and/or journal article publication is a significant plus.
  • Complete this application, which is used to place students based on their academic interests, coursework, knowledge and communication skills
  • Have the ability to pass a background check
  • Enrolled full time student status at an accredited college or university (undergraduate, graduate, PhD)
  • Possess a minimum overall 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Possess authorization to work in the U.S.


  • Current Resume or CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (include current and completed degree programs)
  • Current class schedule and number of credits


  • Work with your career center to develop a resume or CV that is functional (this is your opportunity for a first impression)
  • Review the INL website and learn more about our business and research programs and how they could enrich your degree plan
  • Ask your professors if they have collaborated on INL research programs and seek their permission to list them as a reference
  • Review the INL Academic Partnerships web site for valuable information on our internship programs


INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL hosts over 450 undergraduate and graduate students each year to support INL’s mission. Opportunities for interns at INL range from nuclear engineering to cybersecurity and include non-scientific positions in various operations and business subject areas.

Interns will spend the first week of their assignment working with their mentor to outline their work scope and to secure resources for a successful internship. For the next several weeks, the mentor will provide considerable program assistance and mentorship to the intern. In addition to regular activities, interns are encouraged to attend weekly seminars, tours and community events crafted with career development in mind. Completion of a final project is highly recommended and can be completed through a variety of mediums – a traditional poster, electronic presentation or video.

Chosen applicants are required to show a proven dedication to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.

Join INL’s team and find your exceptional educational experience in a real-world work environment. INL offers a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, innovate, and conduct research with top researchers and professionals.


Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.


Our vision is to change the world’s energy future and secure our nation’s critical infrastructure.


To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see


INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


When applying to internship positions please provide a resume, transcript and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants who fail to provide a resume, transcript or answer the questions may be deemed ineligible for consideration.


INL internships include a nationally competitive wage. Eligible interns are provided holiday pay, and many of our internships offer travel reimbursements.

Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidates will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on degree field and level of education.

Undergraduate Internships ($25.65/hour-$30.70/hour) / Masters Internships and PhD Internships Pre-Candidacy ($31.75/hour-$34.06/hour) / PhD Internships Post Candidacy ($33.75/hour-$36.06/hour)





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