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Has reading about our research inspired you to join us? Here’s how! Visit regularly to see new career and internship and fellowship opportunities.




ATAP presently has opportunities in multiple areas:

Berkeley Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation (BACI) Program
  • Program Head (posting 97134), at the level of Physicist Staff Scientist or Physicist Senior Scientist, in the BACI Program.
  • Physicist Project Scientist (posting 98452) in the BACI Program, contributing to the development of new controls and instrumentation and to experiments using the HiRES facility (a state of the art photoinjector, linac, and beamline), while collaborating across the Division.

Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center

At you can search for openings throughout Berkeley Lab.



These programs are not tied to specific openings in ATAP, but we often host participants. The various programs listed on the Berkeley Lab Workforce Development and Education Office website offer many opportunities throughout the Lab and the DOE research complex. Participation in programs like these is part of many a STEM career journey and a great way to explore national-lab opportunities.

The following programs are especially ATAP-relevant and currently accepting applications. Many of these opportunities are recurrent and some have more than one program a year, so even where application deadlines have passed, we encourage you to explore these programs and reach out to us with any questions.

Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduates from two- and four-year colleges, post-baccalaureates, and graduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing research internships at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. The application deadline for Summer 2023 SULI internships is January 10, 2023 (there are also Fall and Spring SULI internships). Learn more about internships with at a free (registration required) October 25 DOE webinar.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program prepares doctoral students for career success in areas supporting the Office of Science’s mission: to deliver scientific discoveries and tools that transform our understanding of nature, and to advance the country’s energy, economic, and national security. Selected students spend three to 12 consecutive months performing research towards their theses at a DOE laboratory or facility with a DOE scientist. (Meet some SCGSR scholars hosted recently by ATAP.) The application deadline for the next cycle is November 9, 2022.

Community College Internship Program

The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission by providing 10-week internships at one of 15 DOE laboratories. Learn more about the program, including application assistance webinars on October 31 and November 7, 2022. The application deadline for the Summer 2023 internships is January 10, 2023.

GEM Fellowship (for graduate students)

The GEM program at Berkeley Lab is open to GEM fellows at the master’s and doctoral levels. It aims to cultivate a diverse workforce in the next generation of scientists and engineers. The GEM program specifically recruits African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, and American Indian/Native students. GEM fellowships are individually tailored and typically begin by reaching out to a specific researcher. The application must be completed by November 15, 2022 for the current cycle.

Visiting Faculty Program (for college faculty)

The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), formerly called Faculty and Student Teams (FaST), is intended to support the professional development of current faculty members who want to increase their independent research’s competitiveness through scientific research collaborations with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory scientists. Applying faculty members may optionally invite up to two student participants from the faculty member’s home academic institution, one of which may be a graduate student. The application deadline for the Summer 2023 cycle is January 10, 2023.