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National Lab Internships

UTC’s STEM Education, an innovative program designed to inspire math and science teachers, received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to provide full scholarships for six juniors and seniors annually during the five-year grant. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to become secondary mathematics and science teachers.  Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate academic merit through both cumulative and content-based GPA.

The Noyce scholarship program will also provide internship opportunities for freshmen and sophomores at three National Labs:  Brookhaven in Manhattan, New York; Pacific Northwest in Washington State; Oak Ridge in Tennessee and the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University.  Student and faculty stipends will support on-campus summer research for up to 18 freshmen and sophomores in the STEM Education program each year supporting a total of 80 students across the five-year grant period. Additional information is included below and in the applications.


Click the links below to jump to each National lab internship.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Internship

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Internship

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Internship

Department of Engineering Education Utah State University

MTSU Geoenvironmental Challenges in the Southeastern U.S.

Cal Poly STAR Program

Noyce will provide a travel stipend.

If the intern must travel more than 50 miles, Noyce will provide each intern a housing allowance of $125 per week for a total of 10 weeks.

Interns will receive an additional stipend of $425.00 per week.

Participants should expect to spend at least 40 hours per week (for 10 weeks) and at least 8 hours per day in activities and/or research related to their internships.

Each intern is expected to complete the full ten week program; complete entrance and exit surveys; submit a complete copy of a research paper or presentation (depending on the individual laboratory’s policy); submit an Education Module; submit an abstract of his or her research in the required format; and attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.