2021 DOE Scholars - Internships

Organization
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Reference Code
DOE-Scholars-2021
How to Apply

Click on Apply below to start your application.

Application Deadline
1/4/2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

Explore the Possibilities!

  • Learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in energy-related areas such as clean energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, climate change, vehicles, nuclear energy, cybersecurity, environmental sciences, emergency response.
  • Develop skills within and outside of your field of study and interest, and gain a competitive edge by learning first hand DOE functions, operations and culture.
  • Network with your peers, travel, and participate in educational events.
  • Consider a federal career with DOE.

The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates in a variety of fields. This program will help prepare 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. Opportunities are available for a variety of disciplines at DOE facilities nationwide. 

Stipends 

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

Travel

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.  Depending on your project assignment, duration of appointment and funding availability, you may be eligible to receive an allowance for travel and training.

Duration

Most DOE Scholars appointments are short-term, i.e. summer internships of ten weeks. Longer term appointments may be offered by a DOE office (contingent on site/office funding and program need).  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, courses completed/in progress, grades and degree expected/awarded through summer 2020. Transcripts/Academic Records must show the equivalent of at least one year of full-time postsecondary school attendance prior to Fall 2020.  First-year undergraduate students must include completed/in progress coursework through Fall 2020. 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 - Letter should address your academic record and potential for success in an appointment, such as demonstrated intellectual merit, communication and teamwork skills. Recommendation must be submitted via Zintellect by Monday, January 4, 2021, 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone.

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

Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/ for additional information or contact us at doescholars@orise.orau.gov.

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Qualifications

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 18 years of age or older by the application deadline.
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institute of higher education.
    • Have completed an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) or graduate (M.S., DVM, Ph.D., MD or equivalent) degree within five years of the application deadline.
    • Be a U.S. military Veteran who has been honorably discharged and/or who has been medically discharged because of a service-connected disability and who received a college degree in an appropriate discipline within ten years of the desired start date.
    • Have completed a qualifying certificate program within one year of the desired start date are also eligible for a postgraduate appointment. The qualifying certificate program must be offered by an accredited academic institution; must require a minimum of 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent; must be in an appropriate science, technology, engineering, or math discipline; and should be related to or complement a prior degree earned (bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or field that supports the DOE mission.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Associate's 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 (20 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (15 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (46 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other Non-S&E (13 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years old by 1/4/2021
  • Veteran Status: Veterans Preference, degree received within the last 120 month(s).