U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021. The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.

Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.

Selected candidates will receive a $700 per week stipend. Internships will be for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.

Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

Clean Energy Policy Internship

Interested in Clean Energy? The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program.

The internship is embedded within the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) and would allow you to participate in policy-related projects at the DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D. C. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to plan, manage and execute initiative activities, including organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow the C3E, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

Interns will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during the program based on academic and professional background, as well as additional benefits of health insurance, relocation expenses, and an education allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.

To learn more about this internship including eligibility requirements, you can visit their website here. The application for this position can be found here.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) offers the opportunity for students to develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. This program spans over 10 weeks during the summer, and focuses on the success of women and minorities in the STEM fields. (However, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply!)

The program has many different locations for placement, including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

To apply, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Available for full 10-week program
  • Enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in STEM program (BA, MA, or PhD)
  • At least college sophomore standing

If interested, visit this website to find more about the program, or this website to begin and application. Further questions can be sent to MLEF@hq.doe.gov !

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair

Join the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, for the L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair and discover opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and the Community College Internships (CCI) at six participating labs/facilities:

• Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• Argonne National Laboratory
• Brookhaven National Laboratory
• National Renewable Energy Laboratory
• Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
• General Atomics

During the L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair, you’ll be able to interact with recruiters, scientists and researchers; explore information about each lab/facility; and learn about the SULI and CCI experiences.

Learn more and register for the event here.