DOE scholars program

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is designed to provide opportunities for talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that are carefully designed to help prepare participants towards the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission.

Participants will:

  • Gain insight and experience on DOE’s mission, culture and operations
  • Showcase their education, talent and skills while contributing to the DOE’s mission
  • Enhance their preparedness for scientific, technological and policy related-careers
  • Become part of a skilled workforce for the future that will benefit both the DOE and the overall global competitiveness of the nation

To qualify for an opportunity, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be pursuing a degree or have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.

  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education.
    • Have completed an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) or graduate (M.S., DVM, Ph.D., or equivalent) degree within five years of the application deadline.
    • Be a U.S. military Veteran who has been honorably discharged and/or who has been medically discharged because of a service-connected disability and who 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. 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).

Application Deadline: January 3, 2020. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.