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 12-week summer internship opportunities to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates from eligible Minority Serving Institutions. Some opportunities may be extended into the academic year.
The MEISPP is designed to provide talented undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates 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. Opportunities are available in many areas, including:
- Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics
- Business - Communications - Policy - Law
Program Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2024
Webinars and Websites
Want to know more, have questions or want help putting together a strong application? We're available to help!
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Visit the MEISPP website to register for webinars and workshops and to learn more about the program, or contact us at MEISPP@orise.orau.gov
Interns are provided a stipend and various allowances to support them during the internship. The allowances vary with the cost of living at the location and with the mode of participation (in-person or virtual).
Undergraduate students: $750/week
Graduate students: $950/week
Post-Master's students: $1050/week
Post-doctoral students: $1150/week
In-person Internship Allowances:
Travel: You will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for inbound/outbound transportation expenses from your current address to the assigned location if the distance is over 50 miles. 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 plane or train tickets for participants if requested. Your travel to and from orientation in Washington, D.C. will also be covered.
Housing: If you relocate more than 50 miles one-way from your current location, you will be eligible for a weekly housing supplement to offset expenses associated with housing during the internship. Supplement levels depend on the location of your internship and will vary from $374 - $777/week. This supplement will be added to your weekly stipend.
Commute: A $50/week supplement will be provided to offset the cost of commuting to and from your internship site.
Virtual Internship Allowances:
Virtual interns will receive a $150/week supplement to offset the cost of remote participation. The supplement will be added to the stipend.
Your travel to and from orientation in Washington, D.C. will be covered.
At their discretion, offices may offer supplements to offset the cost of health insurance, for educational and professional development support, and for travel during the internship.
Review of Applications
Applications will be evaluated by the sponsoring offices/hosting facilities to determine if there is a match between your knowledge, skills, and interests, and the projects available. Applications may be reviewed by multiple mentors at the same time. Sponsoring offices/hosting facilities may contact you for an interview prior to selection.
Nature of Appointment:
Interns will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, MEISPP or the hosting site. Instead, interns will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
About the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED):
The MEISPP program is sponsored by 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 5th, 2023). A candidate must:
Additional Eligibility Factors:
A complete application consists of:
Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2024 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.