Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program-Summer

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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How to Apply

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Application Deadline
3/31/2022 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Do you want to expand your professional skills, energy literacy, and leadership capabilities

while networking with top professionals in the Department of Energy?

The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) provides 10-week summer internship opportunities

to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from Minority Serving Institutions. 

Opportunities for many majors and interests including:

science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, policy and law.

The MEISPP is offered through the Department of Energy Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED).   The MEISPP is designed to provide talented undergraduate and graduate students with internships that introduce them to a variety of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories. Interns will help support the DOE mission of discovering solutions to power and secure America’s future. The DOE is committed to:

  • Energy Security
  • Nuclear Security
  • Scientific Discovery and Innovation
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Management Excellence
  • Cyber Security
  • Safeguards and Security
  • Technological Advancement

Opportunities may be available at DOE Headquarters, DOE Field Offices, and national laboratories.  For more information about DOE offices and facilities, visit https://www.energy.gov/offices.

Join us for an informational webinar on March 23, 2:00 PM EST. (Click date to register and receive log-in information.)



  • Weekly stipend for undergraduate students: $650.00
  • Weekly stipend for graduate students: $750.00


You will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for inbound/outbound transportation expenses from your current address to the assigned location. Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be based on the most direct and expeditious mode of transportation; ORISE is available to make travel arrangements and purchase plan or train tickets for participants if requested.


If you relocate more than 50 miles one-way from your current location, you will receive a minimum of $240 per week to offset expenses associated with housing during the internship. This supplement will be added to your weekly stipend.

Virtual Participation:

If the response to COVID-19 requires virtual participation, a $50/week allowance will be added to the stipend.

Optional Benefits:

At their discretion, offices may offer supplements to offset the cost of health insurance and for educational and professional development support.

Review of Applications

Applications will be evaluated by the sponsoring offices/hosting facilities to determine if there is a match between the your knowledge, skills, and interests, and projects available. Applications may be reviewed by multiple mentors at the same time. Sponsoring offices/hosting facilities are encouraged to contact applicants prior to selection.

About ED:

The ED develops and executes Department-wide policies to strengthen diversity and inclusion goals affecting equal employment opportunities, small and disadvantaged businesses, minority educational institutions and historically under-represented communities.


Candidates must meet the eligibility conditions outlined for the program by the program start (June 6th, 2022). A candidate must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in a STEM program or other fields that supports the DOE mission at a accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Most accredited U.S. postsecondary institutions that meet the statutory criteria for identification as Minority Serving Institutions are listed at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/2021eligibilitymatrix.xlsx:
    • AANAPISI - Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
    • ANNH - Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institution
    • HBCU - Historically Black College or University
    • HSI - Hispanic-serving institution
    • NASNTI - Native American-serving nontribal institution
    • PBI - Predominantly Black Institution
    • TCU - Tribal College or University
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.

Additional Eligibility Factors:

• Candidates selected for an internship appointment will be required to provide proof of enrollment during Spring term.
• Students graduating in May/June are eligible to participate in the program.
• Students may apply for and are eligible to participate in the program at multiple times during their undergraduate and graduate studies. However, there should not be an assumption or expectation of being selected for another internship.

A complete application consists of:

All required fields in both the profile and application form, including responses to the following prompts:

  • List your personal, educational, and professional goals and interests and explain how this opportunity may enable you to achieve those. Describe any experiences or situations that you feel have influenced your interest.
  • List your research, technical and/or professional experience that is relevant to this opportunity.
  • List your professional/technical skills and abilities that are relevant to this opportunity, including knowledge/skills related to specialized laboratory equipment or techniques, computer hardware, software or computer languages and/or applications.

Resume (PDF, 2 page limit)

Academic Records: A copy of an official or unofficial transcript or copies of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institutional systems may be submitted. Transcript or academic records must clearly show the student name, name of the academic institution, enrollment during the academic term at the time of application, current/completed/enrolled courses, grades, most recent cumulative GPA, and degree in progress. Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

Academic or Professional Recommendation: Recommendation should address the applicant’s academic record and potential for success in an appointment, such as demonstrated intellectual merit, communication and teamwork skills. Recommenders will be asked to submit a recommendation in Zintellect. Letters of recommendation submitted via email will not be accepted. Recommendations must be submitted by Thursday March 31, 2022 11:59 Eastern Standard Time.

All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.

Questions? MEISPP@orise.orau.gov

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Academic Level(s): Graduate Students or Undergraduate Students.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (48 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (13 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (29 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years old by 6/6/2022

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