- Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in energy sources, clean energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, climate change, vehicles, nuclear energy, cybersecurity, environmental sciences, and emergency response?
- Do you want to develop skills within and outside of your field of study and interest and earn a competitive edge by learning first hand DOE functions, operations and culture?
- Do you want to network with your peers, travel, and participate in educational events?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, the DOE Scholars Program is for you!
The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in a variety of fields. These opportunities will help prepare and motivate you to pursue the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.
As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DOE complex. Opportunities are available for a variety of disciplines at DOE facilities nationwide.
- Undergraduate student - minimum of $600 per week
- Graduate and post-graduate student - minimum of $650 per week
Travel reimbursement for inbound and outbound expenses up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
Appointments offered during the summer months are approximately 10-weeks in length. Extensions may be granted based on the needs of the sponsoring office and the candidate's availability. Appointments during the academic year may also be available.
A complete application consists of:
- Profile Information
- Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the DOE Scholars Program)
- Resume (PDF)
- Transcripts/Academic Records - Unofficial transcripts or copies of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institutional systems may be submitted. Transcripts/Academic Records must include name of the academic institution, name of the student, completed/in progress coursework and grades through summer 2019. Transcripts/Academic Records must show the equivalent of at least one year of full-time postsecondary school attendance prior to Fall 2019. First-year undergraduate students must include completed/in progress coursework through Fall 2019. First-year graduate students must submit their undergraduate transcript, including the last two years of courses, degree, and date degree was awarded. 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.
- Letter of Recommendation - Letters should address your academic record and potential for success in an appointment, such as demonstrated intellectual merit, communication and teamwork skills. Letter must be submitted via Zintellect by Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time Zone.
All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.
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