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Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs Internships

Seeking Degree Programs In: Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, Liberal Arts, Education, Document & Records Management
Does an internship passionate about changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Through this single application, you are considered for multiple internship projects related to Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs. Simply complete the application questions which will help us identify what knowledge and experience you already have that may be related to the preferred qualifications for each individual internship project. It is common for applicants to receive consideration for multiple projects at varying times throughout the process. Mentors will make direct contact with applicants who meet their project qualifications to share the specific details of the project. Most internships provide flexibility with start and end dates to account for varying university term schedules. We encourage early applications to increase the number of opportunities available to you.
If interested in other INL internship categories in addition to this one, please complete the application for each of those categories as well. Most of the information provided while completing the initial application carries over to your new applications. You will have to review your previously submitted information in each step, ensure it is complete and then click the submit button on the final step.


Internship projects may focus on a wide variety of business and operations support for the Business Management and Communications directorate. Below are descriptions of the type of projects a student may work on:
  • Support INL's Site Wide Training Department. Aid in developing and editing exams, developing and editing curriculum and updating site-wide procedures and policies.
  • Assist on research projects to support economic development efforts. Knowledge of MS Excel, statistical software and research skills are required. Coursework in business analytics, workforce development, education, labor market research, community and regional economic development preferred.
  • Provide communications support for community outreach, government, stakeholder and media relations, including writing, editing, social media posting and monitoring, website updates and employee communications. Provide support for community and employee events.
  • Guide tours at the Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 (EBR-1) Museum. Learn the science and history behind the EBR-1 reactor and relay this information to the general public as they tour through the museum.
  • Assist INL's Research Library to research, collect, and organize technical information relative to reactors built and tested at INL since its inception in 1949. This information supported GAIN (Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear) participants as they worked to develop innovative nuclear energy technologies for commercial readiness.