DOE

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Apply by Dec. 30th!

Opportunity
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Reference Code
MLEF 2017
How To Apply

The MLEF application process is a two-part process.

  1. The online application: Go to https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2551 to start the application process.  You will need to upload your unofficial transcripts, upload a resume, and provide contact for two individuals who can provide you with a reference.  Documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Your online application must be submitted by the application deadline listed above.  Once you submit your online application, you can no longer make changes to the information provided.
  2. References:  You will need to have two individuals submit references for you.  Please note that your reference will not be e-mailed with instructions until you submit your online application. Refer to the section below for more details.
Application deadline
12/30/2016 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Post-Master’s
  • Undergraduates
  • Post-Associate’s
Description

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows are required to attend a “Technical Forum” where they will present their research findings and tour a technical site located nearby.

Stipends

The MLEF program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

  • Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600;
  • Master’s students receive a weekly stipend of $750;
  • Ph.D. students or graduates receive a weekly stipend of $850.

Some participates may be eligible to receive a housing and travel allowance.

Locations

Selections are based on a student’s qualifications and the needs of the host site. Proximity to the host is not factored during the selection process. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the 2017 program.

  • Application Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Letters of Reference only will be accepted until January 13, 2017
  • Candidates Notified of Selection: Candidates will be notified of their status by February-April 2017
  • Program Dates: June 5, 2016 to August 11, 2017
  • Kick-off Meeting/Orientation: June 12, 2017 in Washington, DC
  • Technical Forum: August 7-11, 2017

For more information on the MLEF Program, visit http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship or contact us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Qualifications

The MLEF is open to all students who meet the following application requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in a STEM degree program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) on or after January 1, 2016
  • Available to participate in the full 10-week program
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree , Master’s degree , or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 12 months.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Affirmation: I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; that I am a U.S. Citizen; that I am currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)  on or after January 1, 2016; that I have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and that I am available to participate in the MLEF program from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Science Writing
  • Veteran Status: None

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship – Apply by Dec. 1st!

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.
SMART Scholars receive:
           Full tuition and educational fees
           Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 – $38,000 per year
           Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
           Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
o          Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
o          Biosciences
o          Chemical Engineering
o          Chemistry
o          Civil Engineering
o          Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
o          Computer, Computational Science, and Computer Engineering
o          Electrical Engineering
o          Geosciences
o          Industrial and Systems Engineering
o          Information Sciences
o          Materials Science and Engineering
o          Mathematics
o          Mechanical Engineering
o          Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
o          Nuclear Engineering
o          Oceanography
o          Operations Research
o          Physics

Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:
o          a U.S. citizen at time of application (some exceptions apply),
o          18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017,
o          able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
o          willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
o          a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
o          pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

The application is currently open and the deadline to apply is December 1st, 2016. For more information and to apply please visithttp://smart.asee.org.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships with DOE – Applications due Jan. 9th

SULI Program Overview

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Term. Applications are due January 9, 2015 at 5:00PM ET

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Benefits

  • Research interns spend 10 weeks (summer term) or 16 weeks (semester term) at a DOE laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer.
  • Host laboratories provide enrichment activities, including career professional development workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, scientific lectures and seminars.
  • Host laboratories provide all required site specific training.
  • Beginning with the 2013 Summer Term, selected students receive a stipend of $500 per week during the internship period.
  • Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host laboratory (if permanent address is more than 50 miles from the host laboratory). Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare.
  • Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements.

Eligibility for the SULI program requires that all applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying (additional undergraduate credits obtained prior to enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement). Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a “Graduating Senior”, if (1) the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term, and (2) the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term is less than one year. Community college students are eligible to apply.
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying.

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status will be requested at the time an internship offer is accepted. Acceptable form of proof of U.S. Citizenship includes, but is not limited to, a Certified Birth Certificate, an U.S. State Government Issued Enhanced Drivers License, U.S. Passport,  U.S. Passport Card, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth (of U.S. citizen) Abroad, or Certification of Birth. Permanent Resident Aliens must hold an active United States Permanent Resident Card.

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying.

    Proof of an earned High School diploma or for passing all five GED tests required to achieve a Certificate of General Educational Development should be provided on the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts.

Additional Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than two internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

 

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Due Jan. 10th!

SULI Program Overview

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory offers different research opportunities; not all DOE laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Applications are due 5:00pm EST January 10, 2014.