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“If it works, will it matter?” Apply now to help find the answer.
This is the question behind all the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) programs.
ARPA-E recruits summer scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in defining commercialization pathways for high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers experience in advancing the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market applications in a fast-paced environment.
ARPA-E’s Summer Scholars Program is designed to prepare ARPA-E funded technologies to achieve maximum impact and return on investment for ARPA-E project teams, stakeholders, and our Nation’s taxpayers. This internship provides a unique opportunity to be mentored by and interface with the ARPA-E Technology-to-Market team, the ARPA-E Program Directors, and ARPA-E Fellows.
We are seeking graduate students and recent graduates interested in:
Previous internship projects included:
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that funds creative, out-of-the-box, transformational energy technologies that are too early stage for private investment. ARPA-E programs provide top energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and tech-to-market guidance to radically improve U.S. energy security, energy efficiency, and environmental well-being. For more information about ARPA-E visit https://arpa-e.energy.gov/.
The DOE Scholars Program provides stipends starting at $1,000 per week for graduate students and recent graduates. In addition, ARPA-E will provide up to $400 per week to cover housing expenses.
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.
Length of Appointment
Appointments duration typically ranges from 8-12 weeks but other appointments periods may be possible.
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.
The DOE Scholars Program offers multiple opportunities during the year to accommodate the needs and schedule of individual sponsoring offices. Opportunities may have different eligibility requirements, benefits and deadlines. To be considered you must apply to each opportunity individually.
This opportunity is open to graduate students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have relevant knowledge, experience and skills to include:
Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion into the project and must be comfortable completing tasks independently.