You can help drive innovation and deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future

Energy | Carbon Management  |  Environmental Sustainability

NETL, with three primary locations in Albany, OR; Morgantown, WV; and Pittsburgh, PA, is the only national laboratory owned and operated by the United States Department of Energy. Its mission is driving innovation and delivering solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future:

  • Ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while
  • Developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, and
  • Enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.

To complement NETL’s mission, the educational programs administered through ORISE help to ensure that NETL has a sustainable supply of highly qualified future talent in fields that support the mission critical areas of NETL and DOE.

Are you ready to jump-start your career with a NETL internship or fellowship in the ORISE Research Participation Program? Get started below! 

Additional Information

Why apply?

You will:

  • Learn from and collaborate with world class researchers & scientists in your field to address the nation’s current challenges and establish long-term relationships and connections
  • Use one-of-a-kind equipment and facilities
  • Attend/present at conferences & workshops
  • Author/co-author papers, presentations, & other publication materials
  • Receive financial support including a stipend and travel allowances for internships and fellowships
  • Gain a competitive advantage for your future as you apply your education and talent in a variety of settings

Am I eligible?

Because of the educational nature of these programs, participants must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. pre-college, college or university pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), and must maintain satisfactory progress in academic coursework.
  • Postgraduates must have received their degree in an appropriate STEM discipline within five years of the appointment start date or must complete all requirements for such a degree prior to the desired start date.
  • Faculty full-time regular permanent faculty member at an accredited college/university with a research interest in NETL core R&D areas.

Selections are made by the NETL mentor after completion of an eligible application in Zintellect. More information is available on the Information for Applicants page.

Applications will be considered without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or covered veteran’s status.

What will I receive?

  • Stipend: Participants receive a monthly stipend to help defray living and other expenses during the appointment. Stipend rates are determined by NETL and are based on the participant’s educational level. Some mentors may also award relocation, a travel allowance, and/or a health insurance stipend
  • Travel: Depending on your project assignment, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for travel and educational experiences which promote the educational goals of your appointment.
  • Relocation Allowance: A relocation reimbursement may be provided for expenses for participants who relocate more than fifty miles, one-way, to the assigned hosting site. You will be responsible for securing your own living space and determining your means of local transportation prior to arriving at the designated host site. Hosting facilities may provide assistance locating appropriate housing in the local area.
  • Health Insurance: A health insurance stipend is typically provided to cover medical, dental, and vision insurance.