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High Performance Computing and Data Analytics Internship

Dates: Typically, May – August 2019, but flexible to student schedule. Internships typically last 12-16 weeks.
Typical Degree Programs Sought Include: Computer Science, Data Science, Computational Science, Mechanical or Electrical engineering, Mathematics, Statistics

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The Project

The Idaho National Laboratory is seeking Undergraduate (s) studying computer science, data science, computational science, mechanical or electrical engineering to work on various HighPerformance Computing (HPC) and or data analytics projects. Projects include helping with HPC data center management tasks, HPC Dashboard design, data import, analysis and reporting, and Programming projects (automating processes, developing visualizations). The student will work with HPC experts to learn more about supercomputing. The student will have the opportunity to lean how high-performance computers work, explore parallel programming, and have the opportunity to learn more about the scientific environment at a national lab.


All Internship Candidates Must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have the ability to pass a background check
  • Possess a minimum overall 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student status at an accredited college or university (undergraduate)
  • Complete online application (see how to apply section)

How to Apply

Apply at: High Performance Computing Modeling and Simulation Internships – (12418)

INL Internship Program Information

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) hosts over 300 undergraduate and graduate students each year to support INL’s mission. Opportunities for interns at INL range from nuclear engineering to cyber security and include non-scientific positions in various operations and business disciplines.

Join INL’s team and find your exceptional educational experience in a real-world work environment. INL offers a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, innovate and conduct research with top researchers and professionals.

Interns will spend the first week of their assignment working with their mentor to outline their work scope and to secure resources for a successful internship. For the next several weeks, the mentor will provide considerable program assistance and guidance to the intern. In addition to regular activities, interns are invited to attend weekly seminars, tours and community events designed with career development in mind. Completion of a final project is highly recommended and can be completed through a variety of mediums – a traditional poster, electronic presentation or video.

Helpful Tips to Prepare You for Your INL Internship Application

  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial Transcripts (include current and completed degree programs)
  • Current class schedule and number of credits


  • Work with your career center to develop a resume or CV that is functional (this is your opportunity for a first impression)
  • Review the INL website and learn more about our business and research programs and how they could enrich your degree plan
  • Ask your professors if they have collaborated on INL research programs and seek their permission to list them as a reference
  • Review the INL Academic Partnerships web site for valuable information on our internship programs

Contact Us

Internships Program

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.

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