The U.S. Department of Energy offers many engineering and science competitions to students. Among them are design contests in the fields of general energy and environment, hydrogen / fuel cells, solar energy, and technologies and engineering.
Energy Student Ambassadors represent the Department of Energy (DoE) on college campuses across the U.S. Ambassadors increase awareness, knowledge, and interest in the DoE’s mission and its career and educational opportunities. Students gain networking opportunities, along with resume building, leadership, and professional opportunities. Total monetary compensation can be $3,000 for the academic year, with up to $1,000 in competitive performance incentives.
The 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.
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. The program offers scholars career possibilities, opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts, stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status, inbound/outbound travel to and from appointment site, and travel reimbursements for occasional off-site meetings.
The DoE Intern Program allows students taking at least a half-time course load in an accredited high school, home schooling program, technical school, vocational school, two- or four- year college or university, or graduate or professional school to be part of a cooperative-learning environment. The program offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay, and the ability to gain experience while still completing academic pursuits.