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