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Internships in energy efficiency and renewable energy-related fields, such as solar and fuel cells, energy efficiency, atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climatology, and more, include EERE's own student internship program.

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DOE/EERE Internships

Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program
Clean Cities, in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program, offers students across the country the opportunity to work with community-based Clean Cities coalitions. In these paid internships, students can work on a variety of projects that reduce petroleum in the transportation sector, including communication on alternative fuels, fleet analysis, and stakeholder outreach.

EERE Student Internships
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers exciting student volunteer internships throughout the year in its Washington, D.C., headquarters. These volunteer internships provide exciting opportunities for students to learn through direct experience about the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program
The 2013 Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. All internships include paid lodging, round trip airfare, and monetary compensation.

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National Lab Internships

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Internships and Fellowships (DOE)
Undergraduate programs at Argonne National Laboratory provide diverse internships in science and technology giving students an opportunity to work in the sciences. Experiences include Laboratory Undergraduate programs for fall, spring, and summer, a Tribal internship program, and community college student internships.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Graduate Research Internship Program
The Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) intends to pair graduate students with a Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist on a mutually agreed upon project, which will enhance the interns' research skills and may lead to multiple scientific publications and may support their graduate thesis or dissertation.


Internship for Physics Majors IPM
Fermilab's IPM program offers ten-week summer internships to outstanding undergraduate physics majors. This program has been developed to familiarize students with opportunities at the frontiers of scientific research in particle physics.

Internships for Italian Students (INFN and ISSNAF)
ISFN and ISSFNAF are nine-week summer research internships in science, engineering and technology for highly motivated Italian physics and engineering university students. In these comprehensive programs, students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to Fermilab's research program or in similar programs at similar U.S. institutions.

Lee Teng Undergraduate Fellowship in Accelerator Science and Engineering
The Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering offers ten-week summer internships at Fermilab and Argonne for undergraduate students enrolled in four-year U.S. institutions. This program has been developed to attract undergraduate students into the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology

Physics of Accelerators and Related Technology for International Students (PARTI)
Fermilab's PARTI program offers ten-week summer internships to students from universities in the former Soviet Union majoring in physics and engineering. These internships offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists and engineers at the frontier of scientific research in the physics and technology of particle accelerators.

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)
Fermilab's SIST program offers twelve-week summer internships in science and technology to undergraduate college students currently enrolled in four-year U.S. colleges and universities. Internships available in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research.

Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory Internship
Idaho National Laboratory internships are about gaining experience - at work and in life. INL interns don't spend their time making dual-sided copies or the perfect cup of coffee for their boss. They get paid to work on real-world projects under the guidance of mentors who are experts in their field.

Jefferson Lab

Research Experience for Undergraduates Accelerator and Nuclear Physics
The REU program provides research opportunities for college and university students in accelerator physics and nuclear physics. Student researchers will operate with well-guided independence to contribute usefully to advances in superconducting RF structures, novel accelerator design, and particle detectors. In some cases students will be co-authors on resulting publications.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research
Participants work with scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab's research program. Typically, BLUR participants are students at partnership schools or have an established relationship with Lab scientists and funding sources have been identified.

Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education
Berkeley Lab partners with Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) to provide summer science research experience. Berkeley Lab partners with Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) to provide summer science research experiences for teachers. IISME is a one summer program with the possibility of a repeat appointment.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience
This educational program introduces students in geophysics and related fields to hands-on geophysical exploration and research. SAGE is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including US and foreign participants. Students should have a quantitative background and some introduction to geophysics, though they need not be geophysics majors.

Undergraduate Student Program
This program is a year-round educational program that provides students with relevant research experience while they are pursuing an undergraduate degree. This educational program is designed to complement the students' education with work experience related to their chosen field of study. There are appointments in both the technical and professional fields.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Associates
Postdoctoral researcher opportunities at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory provide recent Ph.D. graduates with practical training in science and engineering.

Student Internships
Graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in the laboratory's research and development programs, initiate new areas of research, and establish a base for ongoing collaborations

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research Alliance in Math and Science
The Research Alliance in Math and Science program is designed to provide collaborative research experiences among faculty and students at colleges or universities and DOE national laboratory researchers. Undergraduate and graduate students intern at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during a summer term of 10 - 12 weeks. Each student is assigned to a STEM research mentor to work on a project of interest to the student, the student's professor(s), and the ORNL researcher.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Student Research Apprenticeship Program
The SRAP is a research-based educational internship experience for students who are members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering (Hispanic, African American, or Native American in ethnic origin). The students must have an expressed interest in and potential for educational opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program is designed for students who live within daily commuting distance of the Laboratory in Richland, Washington and attend high school in Benton, Franklin, Yakima County or Columbia School District (Burbank).

Sandia National Laboratory

Tribal Energy Program Internships
DOE's Sandia National Laboratory recruits upper-level college students and graduate students familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues to work in internships on renewable energy.


Community College Internship
This program places students form community colleges in paid internships in Science, Engineering and Technology at BNL. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. They also attend career planning and numerous training/informational sessions.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
SULI encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers by providing research experiences at the DOE National Laboratories. They perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects related to ongoing programs.

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Energy Technology Internships

The Solar Living Institute Internship Program
Find out about internship opportunities in Hopland, California, at the Solar Living Center—a 12-acre demonstration site powered entirely by renewable energy systems and featuring the use of sustainable building technologies.

Faculty and Student Teams Program
Learn more about this U.S. Department of Energy program that helps faculty in colleges and universities prepare their students for careers in science, engineering, and technology, and for their own professional development.

Industrial Assessment Centers
Learn about U.S. universities with Industrial Assessment Centers, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, where faculty and students conduct energy audits or industrial assessments and provide recommendations to manufacturers to help them identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy.