United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Students

Our future relies on the new ideas and energy brought from college and university campuses to NRC. We’ve developed a number of special educational initiatives, summer programs, and internship opportunities that put NRC at the top of any students short-list of potential employers.

Students

Nuclear Regulator Apprenticeship Network

We hire recent graduates with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees and strong academic records in health physics, earth sciences, or engineering to participate in hands on training and real-world experience by working on apprenticeships with technical experts. This is a holistic apprenticeship that not only focuses on technical skills, but also personal development and awareness. You would be a part of a community of recent college graduates who will go through the program with you. Every member of the community will be mentored by senior community members who will help you find the best path for your career and support your development. So, if you’re interested in joining a great agency that performs important and interesting work in a wide variety of areas, see the Nuclear Regulator Apprenticeship Network page for more information. If you would like to contact us about the Apprenticeship Network, see Contact Us About Employment and select "Apprenticeship Network" from the dropdown list.

Honor Law Graduate Program

We hire graduating law students or judicial law clerks with strong academic records; excellent writing, research, and advocacy skills; and an interest in the interplay of law, science, energy policy, environmental concerns, and public policy. To find out how to qualify for this program, see our Honor Law Graduate Program page. If you would like to contact us about the Honor Law Graduate Program, see Contact Us About Employment and select "Honor Law" from the dropdown list.

Judicial Law Clerk Program

We hire graduating third-year law students, graduate law students, and current judicial law clerks with strong academic records, excellent analytic and writing skills, and an interest in administrative and environmental/energy law, to serve as judicial law clerks. To find out if you qualify for this program, and how to apply, see our Judicial Law Clerk Program page. If you would like to contact us about the Judicial Law Clerk Program, see Contact Us About Employment and select "Judicial Law Clerk Program" from the dropdown list.

Co-Operative Education Program (Co-Op)

We hire college or university students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering, and other disciplines related to the NRC Mission. The student participants integrate alternating periods of academic study and work experience, or parallel periods of academic study and work experience. For additional information, see our Frequently Asked Questions About the Co-Op Education Program. For questions, see Contact Us About Employment, and select "Co-Op Program" from the dropdown list.

Temporary Summer Student Program

Applications for the Temporary Summer Student program are accepted between September and October.

We hire college students who wish to work during the summer or during school vacations. For additional information, see our Frequently Asked Questions About the Temporary Summer Student Program. For questions, see Contact Us About Employment, and select "Temporary Summary Student Program" from the dropdown list.

Office of General Counsel Internship Program

The Office of General Counsel periodically sponsors summer internships for students in law school. Internships during the school year may also be arranged. See the Office of General Counsel Internship Program page for more information on how to apply for the program.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program

NRC has a program for grants to students (and faculty) at historically black colleges and universities. Read more about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program and how to apply.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, September 10, 2019