GEM Fellowships at INL

About the GEM Fellowship program

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of primarily underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

At INL, our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. To deliver on these objectives, we must be a leader in attracting and retaining the best, brightest and most diverse talent to the laboratory.

INL is proud to partner with the National GEM Consortium to make opportunities at the nation’s lead nuclear laboratory more accessible to a new generation of talented scientists and engineers.

“The GEM Fellowship program is designed to identify, attract and retain underrepresented talent in STEM with a focus on Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities. By recruiting these GEM Fellows to INL, we offer them valuable hands-on experience at a leading research institution. Ultimately, we would like to see these experiences translate into full-time careers here at INL.”

– Terrence Buck, Talent Acquisition manager

Who can apply?

MS Engineering and Science program applicants:

  • Must be a senior or a graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Must contractually agree to intern for two summers with INL, beginning the summer after fellowship appointment.


Ph.D. Engineering and Science program applicants:

  • Must be a senior, master’s student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application, and
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Must contractually agree to intern with INL the summer immediately after fellowship appointment.

What do you need to apply?

  • Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
  •  Review application timeline and apply on the GEM website.
  • The next GEM application cycle will begin July 1, 2024.

Questions?

GEM Fellows at INL

Quinton Williams

MS, Nuclear Engineering

Oregon State University

Adrianne Gowie

Ph.D. Candidate & INL GEM Alum

Dartmouth University

Trishelle Copeland-Johnson

GEM Alum & Mentor

Materials Research Scientist at INL

Xavier Quintana

Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science

Oregon State University

Contact Information

Rachel Craighead

Phone: (208) 526-7689

Idaho National Laboratory