Recruiting Information for National and Research Labs

RIT offers a variety of options for National Labs and federally-funded Research Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies to connect with and recruit students.

Students can connect with employer partners to gather information on their laboratories and explore co-op, internship, research, and full-time opportunities.

Career Events and Recruiting Options Fall 2023

Colleges of Science and Health Sciences and Technology Networking Reception
Tuesday, September 26, from 4-6 p.m.

Fall University-Wide Career Fair
Wednesday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

1:1 Virtual Networking with Students
Any day October 2–November 30
Connect individually with talented students from RIT’s colleges of science, engineering, and computing

Information Sessions (virtual or on campus)
Any day October 2–November 30
Promote your organization and share your exciting co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities

Career Connect
Post co-op, internship, research, or full-time jobs on our online job system Career Connect

National & Research Labs Resume Book
Access the National & Research Labs Resume Book, available upon request

For more information, or to set up any of the above options, please contact Kris Stehler at or 585-475-5468.

Student Information

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. 

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. 

Interpreting Services

Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for requesting interpreting services. To submit requests go to

Employer Information

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.

Alumni Information

Did you know RIT alumni have full access to the RIT career events and Career Connect? Whether you graduated four months ago or five years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience. Log in to Career Connect to get started. If you're having issues logging in as an alum, go to our Career Connect page for more information.

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