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DOE Scholars Program 2018

Department of Energy (DOE)
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How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences and skills relevant to the DOE Scholars Program)
  • Resume (pdf)
  • Copy of Official Transcript (pdf)

All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.

Application Deadline
12/18/2017 8:00:00 AM Eastern Time Zone

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST December 15, 2017.

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the mission and operations of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to:

  • Energy security
  • Nuclear security
  • Scientific discovery and innovation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Management excellence

Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

The DOE Scholars Program will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.

DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C.


The DOE Scholars program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

  • Undergraduate student – minimum of $600 per week
  • Graduate and post-graduate student - - minimum of $650 per week


Inbound and outbound travel may be provided according to ORAU Travel Policies and the policies of the sponsoring federal agency.

Additional Information

For more information on the DOE Scholars Program, visit or contact us at


The DOE Scholars Program is open to all students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
  • Be 16 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education

DOE Scholars internships are typically offered during the summer months and are approximately 10-weeks in length. Extensions may be granted based on the needs of the facility and the intern's availability.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (23 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other (8 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )
  • Veteran Status: Veterans Preference, degree received within 120 months.

I certify that I am 16 years of age or older.

I certify that to the best of my knowledge all information contained in this application is accurate.  I understand that any falsification will render me ineligible for participation and, if found after participation has begun, may require me to reimburse any funds received.

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