Why Work at a National Laboratory?
Challenging work | Collaborate with nation's top engineers and scientists | Solve nation's top problems
For over 80 years, the National Laboratories have been on the leading edge of American technology and innovation, seeking solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in energy, science, national security, and environmental stewardship. It is often said that the Laboratories exist to tackle particularly difficult problems that fall beyond the capabilities of private industry or individual universities. Each Laboratory contributes specific core competencies, unique facilities, and research teams representing an array of disciplines to push the boundaries of science, engineering, and technology.
The National Laboratories are a diverse and inclusive career destination for the next generation of scientists and engineers aspiring to make an impact through their research. As a National Laboratory employee, you will work with leaders in their fields who share diverse backgrounds and perspectives. You will use cutting-edge equipment at facilities that can be found nowhere else in the world. Most importantly, you will join generations whose work has improved lives through scientific research and discovery.
List of National and Research Labs
There are 17 National Labs and other research labs that recruit RIT students for co-op, internship, research, and full-time positions. Check out this list and view complete opportunities on lab websites.