The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program will have the opportunity to showcase their education, talent, and skills and earn a competitive edge by learning first-hand DOE functions.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  1. Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and postgraduates during the internship period
  2. Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  3. Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  4. Identification of career goals and opportunities
  5. Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts


  1. Be a U.S. citizen
  2. Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  3. Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran’s Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

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