Fellowships and Non-federal Internships
In addition to our Federal intern programs, The Department of Energy also offers several fellowships and stipend-based internship opportunities. These stipend-based programs are temporary positions and do not lead to a permanent Federal position. They offer insight into how the agency works and an opportunity to be part of innovation and technology, as well as gain hands-on experience while networking with other professionals.
Only here, at Energy, can you learn about other professional opportunities and continue your career in science and innovation.
DOE Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program provides opportunities for college students and recent graduates to gain first-hand experience and training in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and related professions that support the mission of the DOE. These positions are typically short-term.
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
A 10-Week Summer Internship for Women and Minority Students.
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is an internship program for women and under-represented minority students who are pursuing academic majors in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy.
DOE Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel offers semester and summer internship opportunities for law students and undergraduates. Internships offer students an opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy and experience in a number of energy-related practice areas, including: energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, renewable technologies, alternate fuels vehicles, environmental compliance, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and loan guarantee programs.
Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)
This program enables students to experience a summer internship at the Department of Energy, National Laboratories, or a field location. This program does not guarantee a position in the student’s field of interest. Applications for summer 2013 are being accepted starting October 15, 2012.
NNSA Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program
NNSA strives to recruit and hire a highly skilled work-force representing America’s rich diversity. Highly motivated and high-performing undergraduate or graduate student attending participating Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Students gain real-world work experience related to their academic background at world-class scientific facilities or Federal offices across the country.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
SULI encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers by providing research experi-ences at the DOE National Laboratories. They perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects related to ongoing programs. Applications for Summer 2013 are being accepted starting October 15.
Science Graduate Fellowship
The Science Graduate Fellowship supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
National Laboratories Internships
For more information on internships at our National Labs, please visit these links: