Opportunity at DOE Office of International Affairs

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

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This is a continuous posting.  Applications will be reviewed and selected as opportunities become available.


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of International Affairs (IA) seeks motivated students, postgraduates, and faculty to take on today's pressing climate challenges through a full-time fellowship with its DOE Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program.  Fellowships will conclude in 2022.  

As an ORISE participant, you will gain insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development; contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions to issues of importance to the DOE; and continue your education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.  You will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.

For more information about the Office International Affairs, please visit https://www.energy.gov/ia/about-international-affairs.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by IA.  Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.  IA may authorize a supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance.  Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE.  Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by IA. 

Appointment Location

Washington, D.C.

Nature of the Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, the DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.


Participants must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Student:  Candidate must be a pre-college, undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university, technical institute, or pre-college school, or must be in an institution approved by IA. Part-time students may be considered with sponsor approval.
  • Postgraduate:  Candidate must have received an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.  Otherwise, the candidate will be required to complete all requirements for such a degree prior to the desired starting date.
  • Faculty: Candidate must be full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. college, university, technical institute, or pre-college school, or must be at an institution approved by IA.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • Zintellect Profile and responses to opportunity specific questions
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, and relevant experiences
  • Academic Records - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate may be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
  • One Recommendation - Applicants are required to provide contact information for one recommendation in order to submit the application. You are encouraged to request a recommendation from professionals who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommendation requests must be sent through the Zintellect application system. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Letters of recommendation submitted via email will not be accepted.

All documents must be submitted via Zintellect in order to be considered, and must be in English or include an official English translation. 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.

If you have questions, send an email to DOE-RPP@orau.org. Please include the reference code DOE-STP-IA-GEN-2021-0001 for this opportunity in your email.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (46 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-S&E (13 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Other S&E-Related (1 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (27 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years of age