Spring 2022 Community College Internship (CCI) Program

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) Program are now open for the 2022 Spring Term.

Applications are due October 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. 

Apply at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/cci/How-to-Apply  

Are you a community college student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math? 

Do you want to develop and hone your technical skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists, engineers, and technicians?   

Then the Community College Internships (CCI) program is for you.  As a CCI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience in a technical project and build your professional network under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your work to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills. 

The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 16 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S. 


  • $600/week stipend 

  • Housing accommodations or housing allowance 

  • Round-trip travel reimbursement 


  • Must be a full-time community college student at an accredited institution 

  • Must have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology courses and have completed at least 12 credit hours towards a degree at the time of application 

  • Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application 

  • Must possess medical insurance during the internship 

  • Students may participate in CCI twice and apply a maximum of three times