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U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory Building Bridges to Internships

Join us for a lively discussion about the Bridge Into Internships program launched by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Argonne National Laboratory. The LinkedIn Live event features students, a scientist mentor, and DOE and Argonne staff.

An internship can expand a young person’s professional network and help them develop marketable skills that are often a ticket to a good first job, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields. But access to well-paid college internships in STEM has historically been relatively scarce for students in underserved communities like those on Chicago’s South Side.

Recognizing the need to address this disparity, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Argonne National Laboratory have launched a program known as Bridge Into Internships. Launched in summer 2023, the program has evolved into a pathway summer school at Argonne for high schoolers on Chicago’s South Side, under the DOE Office of Science’s Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative. RENEW sponsors a consortium of pathway summer schools at various national laboratories for students from historically underserved communities across the country.
During this LinkedIn Live event, hear from students who have participated in the Argonne program, Argonne scientists who served as mentors to the students, and DOE and Argonne staff who support and manage the program. The Bridge program is one of many educational outreach programs Argonne conducts.

Note: The Add to Calendar” link is intended to hold the time on your calendar. Please register for the LinkedIn Live to ensure that you receive an invitation that includes details on how to connect to the event.


Saul Arroyo
South Shore International College Preparatory High School

Taniya Givens
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Maria Chan
Scientist and mentor
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy

Ping Ge
Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists
U.S. Department of Energy

Jessica Burgess
STEM Education Partnership and Outreach Manager
Argonne National Laboratory