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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) in Washington, D.C. 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.
As an ORISE participant, you will serve as a technical resource to the Assistant Secretary and NE Senior Advisors with opportunities to learn how to develop briefing materials, formulate Congressional inquiries, draft testimony, and support policy development on nuclear energy-related issues. You will have opportunities to enhance quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills. You will also be learning and engaging in the following activities:
For more information about the Office of Nuclear Energy, please visit https://www.energy.gov/ne/office-nuclear-energy.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by NE. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. NE may authorize a stipend increase to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE. A relocation allowance may be provided for participants relocating to the Washington, D.C. Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by NE.
Anticipated start date
NE is ready to make appointments immediately. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidates. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and appointments will be offered as qualified candidates are identified.
The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of NE and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation
The appointment is full-time based on 40-hours a week.
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE letter of appointment and Terms of Appointment.
Applicants must have received or expect to complete all requirements for a bachelor, master's or doctoral degree by the anticipated start date. Applicants currently pursuing a degree must provide proof of completion of all degree requirements before the appointment start date.
Summary of Desired Qualifications
How to Apply
A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, please send an email to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
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