Department of Energy Summer Internships

Department of Energy Summer Internships

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP)

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Office of Environmental Management (EM) are offering summer internships to current undergraduate and graduate students attending a Minority Serving Institution.  Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a STEM discipline.


  • Be a US citizen
  • Be working toward a degree in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics)
  • Have a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

When & Where:

  • Summer start dates vary between May 15 & June 5, and are 10 weeks in duration
  • Research internships available at all six national labs

o   Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois)

o   Idaho National Laboratory (Idaho)

o   Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico)

o   Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee)

o   Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington)

o   Savannah River National Laboratory (South Carolina)

  • Application Deadline: March 20, 2017


  • Selected candidates will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory. Stipends and salaries will be commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory, and will vary from lab to lab.


For the full list of internships and eligibility; visit our website at:


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Summer Internships at the Kennedy Krieger Institute – Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership and Training – Due 1/31

From the Kennedy Krieger Institute

We are pleased to announce four federal funded internships available this coming summer.

Internship #1
Maternal Health Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy & Research Network (MCH-LEARN) Program

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017
*Scholars must commit to monthly two hour sessions during the academic school year, September 2017 – April 2018.

Brief Description: The Maternal Child Health-Leadership Education, Advocacy, and Research Network (MCH-LEARN) is a 10-week, summer and academic year, Maternal Child Health (MCH) program focused on public health, clinical, and research experiences. MCH-LEARN is designed for undergraduate freshman and sophomore students with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale who are interested in MCH professions (pediatric medicine, nutrition, social work, nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational / physical therapy, speech language pathology, public health). Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. National, or permanent resident.

MCH-LEARN leverages a leadership learning network formed by (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, (2) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (3) Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Family, Population and Reproductive Health, (4) Parents’ Place of Maryland, and the (5) Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.

A $3,500 stipend for the 10-week summer program and small stipend for the academic year participation is provided to all participants.

Email here.

Internship #2
Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) Program

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017

Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is a 10- week summer public health leadership and research program. The PLLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident. Students must complete sufficient course credit hours during the program for a minor in public health. The PLLUSS program is conducted at three collaborative research sites: (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH), and (3) California State University –Los Angeles. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education, on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encouraged to produce peer-reviewed publications and attend a national public health meeting. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Email here.

Internship #3
Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- August 4, 2017

Brief Description: MCHC/RISE-UP is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year with a GPA 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). Accepted scholars must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident.

MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research and (3) community engagement and advocacy.

A $3,500 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Email here.

Internship #4
Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Program Dates: May 29- July 28, 2017

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Accepted scholars must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.

A $4,000 stipend is provided to all program participants. Housing and round-trip travel is available for out-of-state participants.

Email here.

All program activities are contingent on federal funding.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Summer Internships – Due Now!

From Mike Janney of ORAU:

ORAU administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at research facilities worldwide.  Last year, ORAU placed over 9,400 participants in educational research roles across the country.

I am excited to share the following civilian summer research programs with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab and the Army Institute for Surgical Research. All opportunities can be located at   A single application can be utilized to apply to all of these programs and other DoD research opportunities.  I am e-mailing institutions across the country in attempt to alert students about the available opportunities.  Please share my e-mail with your students and faculty to encourage your students to apply to these great research opportunities.  The opportunities that I am e-mailing you about today with be located either in OH, MD or TX at the respective research laboratory.  The start dates for each summer program will vary slightly.  In addition to summer research opportunities, we have even more opportunities for post-graduates from the BS-PhD level.  We will continue to receive additional  research opportunities as we approach late Spring, however, the programs listed below wanted to get a jump start on the recruitment process.  The application deadlines will vary from one program to the next, but most Selecting Officials will like to start reviewing the applicants following the first of the year. Selected participants will receive monthly stipends for their research participation within each program.


 U.S. Air Force Research Lab – 2017 Repperger Internship Program (39 opportunities for BS students – PhD candidates) – U.S. Citizenship Required

Information Webpage:


U.S. Army Research Lab – Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program (50+ opportunities for BS graduates -PhD candidates) –  Non U.S. Citizens may apply for consideration

Information Webpage:

U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research – Summer Internship Program (12 opportunities for BS students) – U.S. Citizenship Required

Information Webpage:


Research areas include, but not limited the following:

Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering,  Cognitive Science, Computer Science,  Electrical Engineering,  Health Physics, Hearing Science, Human Factors Engineering, Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Genetics-Genomics, Mathematics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Medical Physics, Neuromorphic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Neuroscience,  Physiology, Physics, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Robotics,  Social Science, Spectroscopy, Statistics, Statistical Data Mining and more.

Best regards,

Mike Janney, MA
Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development
Sr. Recruiter

Dept. of Energy Scholars Internship Program – Due 15 Dec. 2016

Scientific research conducted through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to:

· Energy security
· Nuclear security
· Scientific discovery and innovation
· Environmental responsibility
· Management excellence

What is the DOE Scholars Program?

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex.

Here is the link to apply.

Note that neither the Dean’s Office in the School of Natural Sciences nor St. Edward’s University are affiliated with this program.  Like all such programs that arrive in the Dean’s inbox and which are posted here, we do not vouch for the quality of the program.  Feel free to ask questions should you have them!