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Internship and Faculty Participant Program

Savannah River Site Missions

SRS is a Department of Energy facility located near Aiken, S.C. The 310-square-mile complex borders the Savannah River between South Carolina and Georgia. SRS was constructed during the early 1950s to support our nation’s security. For 35 years, SRS produced the basic materials used to fabricate nuclear weapons. As the world changed, so did the site. SRS now supports current and future national security requirements by reducing the global nuclear nonproliferation danger, protecting and enhancing America’s energy independence, restoring the environment, and managing waste and nuclear materials. SRS scientists and engineers conduct research, develop technologies and implement practical solutions in support of ongoing missions at SRS.

Core Technologies 
  • Environmental Remediation and Characterization
  • Environmental Modeling Systems
  • Watershed Management
  • Sensors and Measurement Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Remote/Robotic Systems
  • Arms Control and Nonproliferation
  • Actinide Chemistry & Aqueous Processing
  • Vitrification Systems
  • Radioactive Material Storage
  • Waste Stabilization
  • Hydrides
  • Tritium Processing and R&D

Emerging Technologies

  • Radioactive Packaging and Transportation
  • NDE Imaging Systems
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Process Control Systems
  • Hydrogen Production/Storage
  • In Situ Corrosion Monitoring

New Missions

  • Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX)
  • Modern Pit Facility
  • Salt Waste Processing Facility

Potential New Mission

  • Energy Park
  • Nuclear Hydrogen Production

The SRNS Internship and Faculty Participant Program (I&FP)

SRNS offers educational and research opportunities to K-12 teachers, undergraduates, graduate, and postgraduate students, as well as university faculty, in a variety of assignments.

Using the site’s unique resources and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, interns and participants support research and development activities, engineering, operations, and other site services while gaining knowledge and experience in their field of study.


  • Physical sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • General business
  • Liberal art
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or above
  • must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university


  • Paid stipend/remunerationPaid holidays
  • Mileage to and from appointments (if more than 100 miles from SRS)
  • Participants must show proof of insurance

Postgrad and Postdoctoral

  • Reimbursements for relocation expenses
  • Reimbursement for travel to initial interview

Internship and Participant Appointments

Internship and Participant Appointments are available during the academic year and summer.

Length of Appointments:
Undergraduate Four Years
Post-Bachelor One Year*
Graduate (Masters) Two Years
Postgraduate Two Years
Doctoral Student Three Years
Post-Doctoral Two Years
K-12 Teacher Summer Appt Three months per year
K-12 Teacher Sabbatical One Year
Summer Faculty Three months per year
Faculty Sabbatical One Year

Applicants who apply for the I&FP Program should choose the appropriate application.

Students attending a college or university in South Carolina should choose the South Carolina University Research Education Foundation (SCUREF) application.

Students attending a college and universities from other than South Carolina should choose the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) applications.

Note: Rules and Remuneration/Stipend are the same for all two subcontracts.

How to apply:

Contact: Angela Martin, Education Outreach Program Coordinator, (803) 725-9521, (803) 725-8781 Fax


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