NOTE: this opportunity is for JUMP into STEM participants only. All students enrolled in a U.S. college or university are welcome to participate in JUMP into STEM. Please see the JUMP into STEM website for details.
The internship application will require:
All application components must be completed and received in the system in order to be considered. Applicant must also complete idea submission at JUMP into STEM to be considered for the opportunity. Selections will be made by a screening committee based on challenge competition and eligibility for the appointments at ORNL and NREL.
For questions, contact Margaret.Scheiner@orau.org.
In conjunction with the Department of Energy Building Technology Office, JUMP into STEM engages students and professors from science, technology, engineering, and math backgrounds, as well as from architecture, computer science economics, and the social sciences. The JUMP into STEM Challenges can be presented by professors as a modular component through coursework or pursued by students as an extracurricular development opportunity.
This application is for students participating in the JUMP into STEM competition to win a 10-week paid internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Only select students with the top wining concepts will be offered internships. Awardees will be assigned their internship location.
The JUMP into STEM competition has seen two successful iterations: August 2018 through April 2019 (see news story online at https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/articles/doe-s-national-labs-select-student-winners-jump-stem-summer-internship) and August 2019 through January 2020 (https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/articles/us-department-energy-s-building-technologies-office-announces-jump-stem). The upcoming cycle will determine competition winners in early 2021 for summer 2021 internships.
Awards to Win
Eligible JUMP into STEM participants who win the final competition will be appointed full-time internships for the summer term (10 weeks) at ORNL or NREL and will be engaged in a research and technology project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Start and end dates may be flexible. Undergraduates will receive a stipend of $600 per week and graduate-level students will receive a stipend of either $700 (if currently a master's degree student) or $750 per week (if currently a PhD student). Participants whose permanent address is 50 miles or more from the site location city may be eligible for a $150 per week housing allowance and for mileage or flight travel reimbursement to/from the appointment city (up to $500).
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