1/29/2023 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
“If it works, will it matter?”
This is the question behind all the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) programs. Apply now to help find the answer.
ARPA-E recruits summer scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in defining commercialization pathways for high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers experience in advancing the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market applications in a fast-paced environment.
ARPA-E’s Summer Scholars Program is designed to prepare ARPA-E funded technologies to achieve maximum impact and return on investment for ARPA-E project teams, stakeholders, and our Nation’s taxpayers. This internship provides a unique opportunity to be mentored by and interface with the ARPA-E Technology-to-Market team, the ARPA-E Program Directors, and ARPA-E Fellows.
We are seeking graduate students and recent graduates interested in:
- Researching market trends, cross-industry collaboration opportunities, and go-to-market strategies.
- Assisting in developing techno-economic analysis.
- Performing stakeholder analysis to identify technology adopters and laggards.
- Analyzing system reliability at varying levels or renewable penetration.
Previous internship projects included:
- What does rollout of a Green Corridor look like for US centric supply chains?
- Agriculture Model Intercomparison Framework
- Ecosystem Services Valuation
- Land Use Implications of New Energy Technologies
- Market Assessment of the Electrified Aviation Space
- Investigate the Commercialization of Raw US Macroalgal products for Renewable Energy Generation, Agricultural Fertilizer and Rare-Earth Mineral Harvesting
- Assess Novel Deep-Sea Mining Techniques that Could Reduce the Potential Impact on the Environment and Reduce the Economies of Scale Required to Achieve Profitability
- Quantification of Carbon Fluxes in the Ocean
- Analyze How Reductions in Cost-To-Orbit May Enable New Industries
- Market Prospects for ARPA-E’s SEED and TINA Investments
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that funds creative, out-of-the-box, transformational energy technologies that are too early stage for private investment. ARPA-E programs provide top energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and tech-to-market guidance to radically improve U.S. energy security, energy efficiency, and environmental well-being. For more information about ARPA-E visit https://arpa-e.energy.gov/.
The DOE Scholars Program provides stipends starting at $1,400 per week for graduate students and recent graduates. The stipend will cover housing expenses, if applicable.
Appointments will be served at Washington, DC.
Travel reimbursement of inbound and outbound costs up to $1,000 for participants who relocate more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned internship location.
Length of Appointment
Appointments duration typically ranges from 8-12 weeks, but other appointments periods may be possible.
A complete application consists of:
- Profile Information
- Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the DOE Scholars Program)
- Resume (PDF)
- Transcripts/Academic Records - Unofficial transcripts or copies of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institutional systems may be submitted. Transcripts/Academic Records must include name of the academic institution, name of the student, completed/in progress coursework and grades through summer 2022. First-year undergraduate students must include completed/in progress coursework through Fall 2022. Documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
- Letter of Recommendation - Letters should address your academic record and potential for success in an appointment, such as demonstrated intellectual merit, communication and teamwork skills. Letter must be submitted via Zintellect by Sunday, January 29, 2023, 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time Zone.
All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.
For more information on the DOE Scholars Program, visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DOE Scholars Program offers multiple opportunities during the year to accommodate the needs and schedule of individual sponsoring offices. Opportunities may have different eligibility requirements, benefits and deadlines. To be considered you must apply to each opportunity individually.
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
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This opportunity is open to graduate students and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:
- Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
- Be 18 years of age or older by the application deadline
- Be currently pursuing and be in the midst of completing a graduate level degree, preferably M.S. or MBA or have a completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., electrical engineering, physics, material science, agriculture, economics, computer science, etc.)
The ideal candidate will have relevant knowledge, experience and skills to include:
- Experience with techno-economic and/or lifecycle analysis
- Knowledge of energy market concepts and operations
- Experience in data mining, statistics and visualization (preferred)
- Strong written and oral communication abilities
- Strong analytical skills
Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion into the project and must be comfortable completing tasks independently.