2024 DOE Scholars Program-2nd Call
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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How to Apply

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Application Deadline
8/19/2024 8:00:00 AM Eastern Time Zone

Are you interested in ...

- Artificial Intelligence          - Clean Energy and Renewable Sources: Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass and Hydropower

- Climate Change          - Cybersecurity          - Electricity          - Emergency Response      - Energy Efficiency          - Energy Storage          

- Environmental Science         - Fossil Energy: Oil, Coal and Natural Gas          - Hydrogen & Fuel Cells     - Advanced Manufacturing

- Management and Operations          - National Security     - Nuclear Energy and Security          - Vehicles          

Are you pursuing a degree in...

- Science           - Technology          - Mathematics          - Engineering        - Computer, Information, and Data Sciences 

- Business, Communications and Other Non-Science & Engineering           - Social and Behavioral Sciences          

If you answer yes to any of these questions, the DOE Scholars Program is for you!

This is second call for applications in 2024.  If you submitted a complete application to the to the general opportunity, DOE-Scholars-2024-Gen, in Fall/Early Spring 2024, you do not need to reapply unless you want to update your application.  Applications will be reviewed and selected by sponsoring offices as opportunities at these offices become available during the year.  You are welcome to also apply to other opportunities offered at specific offices through the DOE Scholars Program.

The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to opportunities designed to 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).  

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. 

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


  • Stipends
    • Undergraduate students: starting at $700/week
    • Graduate students and postgraduates: starting at $750/week
  • Inbound/Outbound Travel: Up to $1,000 for participants who relocate more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
  • Other allowances: Depending on your project assignment, duration of appointment and funding availability, you may be eligible to receive an allowance for travel and training to promote the educational goals of your appointment.


  • Opportunities may be available at DOE Headquarters in Washington DC, and DOE Field Offices and other participating DOE sites across the nation.
  • Some appointments in 2024 may be offered virtually.


  • Appointments duration may depend on the availability of the participant and the hosting facility.
  • Appointments can start at any time during the year 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:

  • Profile Information
  • Essay Question (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. 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.
  • Academic or Professional Recommendation - You are encouraged to request a recommendation from a professional who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Recommendations submitted via email will not be accepted. Recommendations must be submitted by September 2, 2024, 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time.  

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:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years of age or older by desired start date.
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an U.S. 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 desired start date.
    • 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 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 a field that supports the DOE operations mission including but not limited to communications, management, business and law.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: High School Diploma/GED, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Academic Level(s): Graduate Students, Post-Associate's, Post-Bachelor's, Postdoctoral, Post-Master's, or Undergraduate Students.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (16 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (45 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (13 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )
  • Veteran Status: Veterans Preference, degree received within the last 120 month(s).

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