The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program is a 10-week summer research internship for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors. Participants complete a cutting-edge research project at one of the Department’s National Laboratories or DOE Headquarters in support of the Department’s mission of limiting the environmental and climate impacts of fossil fuels and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions.

The mission of the MLEF Program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals. This program has mentored over 1000 students from across the nation. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

MLEF participants are mentored by DOE scientists and engineers while completing a research project over the course of the summer. At the end of the program, participants present their research findings at the MLEF Technical Forum. During the 10-week appointment, Fellows receive a weekly stipend, and may be eligible to receive travel and housing assistance. Apply now to gain insight on how the U.S. Department of Energy is working towards and equitable and clean energy future.


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