Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI)

Program Description

Summer 2014 Term SULI Applications are due January 10, 2014. You can apply here.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a world-renowned laboratory with research opportunities in physics, chemistry, materials and environmental sciences, scientific computing, and many engineering fields. SLAC’s summer internship program offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering to conduct research.

The 2014 summer program at SLAC runs for nine weeks, from June 22 to August 23 (you can option for an eight week
 program that ends on August 16). 

Students selected for internships receive:

  • Stipends ($500/week)
  • Travel expenses
  • Free housing on Stanford University Campus

Research Opportunities

During the internship, each student works with a scientist or engineer on a project related to the Laboratory’s research program. At the conclusion of the internship, the student writes a research paper and makes a brief presentation on his or her project. Students also participate in a series of scientific lectures and tours. Student projects range from solar-cell technology to astrophysics, from cancer drug research to particle physics and accelerator design, and from biocompatibility of medical devices to ultrafast (femtosecond) phenomena.

To learn more about the research conducted at SLAC, view our:

Information on SLAC's scientific computing can be found on the Computing Division website.

Descriptions of past SULI student projects:


Application Information

Who Should Apply?

SLAC has strong research programs in astrophysics, condense matter physics, particle physics, materials science, environmental molecular sciences, chemistry and biology.

SLAC SULI application seeks students from physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and materials science with background and interests in quantum mechanics, x-ray physics, astrophysics, cosmology, computer sciences, geochemistry, spectroscopy, molecular and cell biology, medicine etc.

Past SULI students have worked on topics ranging from a model of the gamma ray sky for the Fermi telescope to degradation of marine archeological wood, from transparent conducting electrodes for solar cells to dissociation of thiocyanate salts, and from novel B0 decay to femtosecond chemical dynamics using the x-ray laser.

Important Dates:

  • October 9, 2013: online application opens
  • January 10, 2014: selection begins
  • Program Dates: June 22 to August 23, 2014 (with an option for an eight week program ending on August 16)

Eligibility for SULI Internship:

  • United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Undergraduate majoring in science or engineering
  • Ability to commit to an 8- or 9-week program at SLAC
To Apply:


  • Complete the Department of Energy's online SULI internship application
  • Specify SLAC as your first choice laboratory assignment
  • Send an e-mail to Maria Mastrokyriakos expressing your interest in SLAC program at mmastro@slac.stanford.edu
  • For More InformationPlease download the brochure to learn more about the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program. QuestionsIf you have questions or need assistance, please contact:


Maria Mastrokyriakos
Workforce Development & Diversity Specialist
SULI Program Manager
Human Resources Department
2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 11
Building 28, Rm. 83
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 926-2265
Fax: (650) 926-4999
Email: mmastro@slac.stanford.edu

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