University Partnerships

INL develops and implements collaboration-based programs that meet INL’s short- and long-term workforce needs by investing in strategic regional and national education and research partnerships.

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We support college undergraduate interns, graduate students, and university research efforts.

Academic institutions and researchers benefit from access to INL resources, capabilities and expertise. University partnerships help INL advance energy research, production and safety.


INL provides students, teachers, and professors the opportunity to learn how to solve real-world problems under the tutelage of world-renowned scientific and technical experts.


Academic visitor and international researcher exchanges promote an interactive culture and enhance research collaboration between INL and outside researchers.


A robust paid internship program for high school through graduate students to gain experience by working on real-world projects under the guidance of mentors who are experts in their field.

Joint Appointments

Enhancing research collaboration between INL and university staff by enabling INL to provide universities with access to INL’s employees and resources.

National University Consortium

Engaging in collaborative research that strengthens the portfolios of INL and the partner universities to further the nation’s strategic nuclear energy objectives.

Postdoctoral Research 

Postdoctoral appointments which allow Ph.D. students the opportunity to gain hands-on laboratory, research and development experience before they enter the workforce.