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The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to opportunities that are carefully designed to help prepare and motivate participants toward the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to:
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 participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by sponsoring offices as opportunities at these offices become available during the year. This is a second call for applications in 2021. If you submitted an application to the DOE-Scholars-2021 that closed in January 4, 2021, you do not need to reapply. You are welcome to apply to other opportunities offered at specific offices through the DOE Scholars Program.
You will receive a stipend as support for your living and other expenses during this educational experience. Payments rates are determined by DOE, and are based on your educational level, skills, and experience.
Travel reimbursement of inbound and outbound costs 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 education to promote the educational goals of your appointment. Some appointments in 2021 may be offered virtually.
Appointments are typically in the summer for an average 10-week period; however, appointments can start at any time during the year and can be shorter than or extended past the 10 weeks at the discretion of the DOE sponsoring office. Appointment extensions may be granted based on the needs of the sponsoring office and the candidate's availability.
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 appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
A complete application consists of:
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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The DOE Scholars Program is open to all students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications: