Department Of Energy, Science, Technology, and Policy Program, Office of International Affairs

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

A complete application consists of:
• An application
• A current resume/CV
• Transcripts – 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 must provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start. 

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.


The Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program provides an opportunity for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities in the Office of International Affairs (IA) that support the mission of the DOE.  Participants 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 their scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions to issues of importance to the DOE; and continue their education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.  Participants 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.

Participant Benefits

Selected candidates will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Candidates may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. Appointments are for one year. Appointments may be extended in increments of up to one year, contingent upon project needs and funding availability. The maximum length of time a participant can spend in the ORISE program is five years from his/her initial start date.

Nature of the Appointment

Participants 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.

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


Due to the educational nature of these programs, 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 in an appropriate discipline within five years of the desired starting date.  Otherwise, the candidate will be required to complete all requirements for such a degree prior to the desired starting date.  Alternative eligibility requirements for postgraduate appointments are as follows:

  • Veteran must have been honorably discharged or may be a disabled service member and have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date.  This exception is offered to allow U.S. veterans the opportunity to use the technical and leadership skills gained during the military tenure and to assist them in the transition to civilian status.

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.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Academic Level(s): Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Bachelor's, Postdoctoral, Post-Master's, or Undergraduate Students.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • 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 (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (13 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (27 )

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