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Image Processing Internship Summer 2024

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

The focus of the position is the metallographic analysis of non-irradiated accident tolerant fuel cladding concepts and application of image processing for improved data analysis. Additional focus will be on the non-destructive visual examinations of irradiated nuclear fuel in a hot cell environment. 

Reporting to the Structural Materials Post-Irradiation Examination Manager, you will assist in collection, analysis, and interpretation of test data. This will require coordination of activities with facility operations, review of relevant literature, and analysis of experimental results. You will work with staff in the post-irradiation examinations department and are expected to work in a team setting and in isolation. Documentation of work is required, and presentation of findings and results is expected at the end of the internship. 

This team works a 4x10 schedule and works onsite at the Materials and Fuels Complex near Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Qualifications - External

  • Graduate Student enrolled full time at an accredited college/university studying Nuclear, Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering.
  • A minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Applicants are subject to the requirements of DOE O 142.3B, Unclassified Foreign National Access Program.

Application Requirements:

  • Current Resume or CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (include current and completed degree programs)
  • Current class schedule and number of credits
  • You are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • 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)
  • Eligible interns are provided paid holiday time off, and many of our internships offer travel reimbursements.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and you will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on degree field and level of education.

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 5,800 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 550 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 several operations and business subject areas.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (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. 

Reasonable Accommodation We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

INL does not accept resumes from third-party vendors unsolicited.