National and Research Labs Career Event
RIT offers National Labs and federally-funded Research Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies a variety of options to connect with and recruit students.
Students from science, engineering, and computing programs can connect with employer partners to gather information on their laboratories and explore co-op, internship, research, and full-time opportunities.
For more information, or to set up any of the above options, please contact Kris Stehler at email@example.com or 585-475-5468.
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.
Argonne National Lab
Fermi National Accelerator
Idaho National Lab
National Energy Technology Lab
National Renewable Energy Lab
Oak Ridge National Lab
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Sandia National Lab
SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Thomas Jefferson National Lab
National Labs Alumni Employer Panel
Find out what it’s like to work at a national lab! RIT alumni shared their experiences and advice for students. Click here to view the recording from the fall 2022 virtual Alumni Employer Panel.
National & Research Labs Resume Book
Opt-in to the National & Research Lab Resume Book in RIT Career Connect. All resumes will be sent to our partner labs upon request.
Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for requesting interpreting services. To submit requests go to https://myaccess.rit.edu.
Did you know?
- RIT is the third producer of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation.
- RIT has award-winning programs in a host of uncommon disciplines: sustainability, medical illustration, microelectronic engineering, packaging science, museum studies, American Sign Language/English interpretation, and diagnostic medical sonography.
- RIT has unique doctoral programs: RIT’s eight Ph.D. programs include astrophysics, color science, computing and information sciences, engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.
We’re excited to have you join us for our networking and recruiting events! Please contact us to set up the options in which you’d like to participate.
Virtual Event Options
- Employer Panel: participate in a panel to share advice for getting a job and working at a lab or research organization
- Information session: host a session to provide information to students about your organization and opportunities
- One-on-one networking: schedule 10-15 minute networking sessions to connect individually with students interested in your organization
- Resume book: access a resume book of students interested in opportunities with research labs and organizations
For information and assistance with any of these options, contact Kris Stehler.
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