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Internship Goal: To introduce students to the field of nuclear science and industry while challenging their abilities as engineers and scientists to work independently as well as part of a team.


Potential candidates for an internship position at the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center (RINSC) shall be legal United States residents over the age of 18 currently holding or seeking a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or a related field. Candidates must submit to and pass a standard background check.


Internships at the RINSC may last from one summer (May-August) up to one year.

    Start Date:

    Internships may begin at any point during the year.

    Program Description:

    Intern’s time is split between three areas:

    • Reactor Operator Training
      • Operator training will include studying informational documents as well as hands-on work with the reactor
    • Facility Maintenance
      • Maintenance will include regularly scheduled items required by our license, as well as the upkeep and repair of equipment throughout the facility.
    • Special Projects
      • Special projects will be tailored to the intern’s specific area of academic studies and are designed to directly utilize their education to prepare them for a career in his/her respective industry, while assisting operations at the RINSC. These projects may be completed as an individual or as a group.

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