The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to research, technical and professional opportunities within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.
Energy Sources and Security • Clean Energy • Energy Efficiency • Climate Change
Management and Operations • Cyber Security • Safeguards and Security
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.
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, DOE Field Offices, and other participating DOE sites across the nation.
Some appointments in 2023 may be offered virtually.
Most appointments for this solicitation will be for ten weeks during the 2023 summer. However, longer term appointments may also be offered depending 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.
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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.
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 andwho 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 require a minimum of 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent; 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.
A complete application consists of:
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the DOE Scholars Program)
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.
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 are due January 23, 2023, 8:00 am EST.
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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