About the Program
The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program seeks students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic majors, including, but not limited to:
Engineering - Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Material, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Nuclear, and Petroleum.
Sciences - Biological, Computer, Information Technology, Geology, Math, Microbiology, and Physics.
Social Sciences - Economics, International Relations, National Security, Organizational Psychology, Policy, Political Science and Sociology.
Business - Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, and Public Administration.
- The following U.S. Department of Energy Offices participated in the 2020 Program
(click on the office name for more details):
- National Nuclear Security Administration
- Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Office of Environmental Management
- Office of Fossil Energy
- Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs
- Office of Legacy Management
- Office of Nuclear Energy
- Office of Science
- Office of Economic Impact & Diversity
- Office of Civil Rights
- Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
- Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security
- Office of Hearings and Appeals
- Office of International Affairs
- Office of Inspector General
- Office of Management
- Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Office of the General Counsel
- Energy Information Administration
- Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
- Southwestern Power Administration
- Western Area Power Administration
Undergraduate/Graduate students gain 10 weeks of substantive professional and technical career experience while working side-by-side with an assigned mentor who is a subject matter expert in the U.S. Department of Energy. Mentors will help students tailor their practical work experience to the larger context of their professional interests.
Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
Interns participate in workshops that are designed to develop well-rounded leaders. Workshops may address topics such as time management, development of a professional identity, or effective communication skills.
Students have an opportunity to network with experts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. By attending business meetings, scheduled field trips and planned activities, students have a chance to explore career opportunities on a daily basis.
- Undergraduate/Graduate Students
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have earned at least 24 undergraduate semester hours (39 quarter credit hours)
- MUST BE ENROLLED as a full time student. Recent graduates are not eligible to participate in the program unless they are enrolled in a graduate. program
- MUST BE a US Citizen
- Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 (minimum) or above on a 4.0 scale
- Applicants must also demonstrate the following:
- Leadership potential
- Commitment to public service
- Interest in energy-related issues
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Student Stipends Amounts:
- $600 per week for undergraduates ($15/hr)
- $850 per week for graduates ($21.25/hr)