The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Current Opportunities for U.S. Department of Energy

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Description: The 2014 Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. All internships include paid lodging, round trip airfare, and monetary compensation.

As Program participants, students receive an intensive 8-10 week assignment to "jump-start" their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government. Students work side-by-side with leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals to develop professional skills and enhance leadership capabilities.

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DOE Scholars Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Description: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to: Energy security Nuclear security Scientific discovery and innovation Environmental responsibility Management excellence Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education. DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program are given a Veteran's Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) - Summer 2015

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 08, 2018
Description: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory/facility offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Community College Internship Program (CCI)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 08, 2018
Description: The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

The CCI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the CCI program are solicited annually for the Summer Term, and beginning in the 2016 Spring Term, for a pilot semester program. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August), or 16 weeks in duration for the Spring Term (January through May). Each DOE laboratory offers different technical internship opportunities; not all DOE laboratories participate in the CCI program; and not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: December 21, 2017
Description: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the STEM fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. 

The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals.   Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.  During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research findings and tour a nearby technical site (location of the technical forum changes every year).

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
www.energy.gov/