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ORISE is accepting applications for the summer 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program

Opportunities open to students, post-graduates and now veterans

Nov. 10, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE is currently accepting applications for the summer 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program, which offers unique opportunities that introduce students, post-graduates and now veterans to DOE’s mission and operations. ORAU manages the program for DOE, through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, more than 473 participants have had the opportunity to gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings and professional positions within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide, including both national laboratories and administrative offices.

This year, DOE has also introduced a special component of the DOE Scholars Program for veterans, under the agency’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), one of approximately 20 DOE program offices that support the overall DOE Scholars Program. Through DOE’s FEMP, veterans will be given preference in the selection process, but will satisfy the same eligibility requirements and receive the same benefits as students and post-graduates. Selected veterans will be placed as interns at federal agencies in the Washington D.C. area.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor of scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends of a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)

The deadline for all DOE Scholars program applications is Jan. 15, 2015. For application information and questions, contact Marie Westfall.

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