The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and various other organizations and institutions offer internship opportunities across the country—from Washington, D.C., to Dayton, Ohio, to Golden, Colorado, and beyond.


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 and , a Tribal internship program, and community college student 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.

Education Web sites at DOE Labs and Facilities
Find links to all the education programs at U.S. Department of Energy laboratories and facilities, many of which offer student internships and fellowships.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Student Internships
Find internship opportunities currently available at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a U.S. college or university.

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.

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.

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

Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience
This educational program introduces students in geophysics and related fields to hands-on geophysical exploration and research.

Non-DOE Sponsored

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.