ORNL Supports the DNN University Consortiums

GEM University Fellows

ORNL has been a proud employer partner of the National GEM consortium since 1989. Whereas there are DNN university partners which are also a GEM member university, ORNL encourages students at these universities to apply for GEM internships and to cite their interests in nuclear nonproliferation R&D at ORNL.


  • Increase participation of underrepresented groups at master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science


  • Summer, 10 weeks; full-time


  • Available ORNL project aligning with graduate research goals
  • Enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program at a GEM member university
  • U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Additional requirements are listed on the GEM eligibility website


  • Weekly stipend of $850 to $950
  • Housing assistance will be provided
  • Inbound/outbound travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for round-trip domestic travel to and from ORNL if the student’s permanent address is more than 50 miles from the lab

Apply for GEM internships

Applications for GEM Fellows due November 15, 2023 by 11:59 P. M. ET