Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Summer Internship 2023

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Summer Internship

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Summer Internship 2023

MEISPP can provide you with a great summer learning experience within the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE sponsors more physical science than any other U.S. federal agency, but with over 14,000 employees and 90,000 contractors, DOE is a lot more than just science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Undergraduates and graduate students in most majors can find an opportunity to be a part of the DOE’s mission “to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.”

Students studying in these areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Engineering – Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Material, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Nuclear, and Petroleum.
  • Sciences – Biological, Computer, Information Technology, Geology, Math, Microbiology, and Physics.
  • Social Sciences – Economics, International Relations, Law, National Security, Organizational Psychology, Policy, Political Science and Sociology.
  • Business – Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Finance, Management, and Public Administration.

MEISPP offers 10-week assignments from June 5th through August 11th, 2023. Some assignments may continue part time during the academic year. Do something big this summer – intern with the DOE!

Eligibility and Application Requirements

“The mentorship component of the program is really unlike other internship environments, so to me, working with my mentor was one of the highlights of the MEISPP internship experience. My mentor was very accessible and offered guidance that equipped me to take on my job-related tasks. However, my mentor has also supported me in my career development journey and continues to help me forge connections with others in the industry.”
-Franny Anunobi, graduate student, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Office

  • Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Summer Internship 2023 Eligibility Criteria

    Before applying, be sure to confirm eligibility requirements that are listed below.

  • Application Requirements

    Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and compliance before moving forward to the merit review and final selection.

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program Summer Internship 2023 Application Cycle

2023 Application Year

November 1, 2022Online Applications Open
November 17, 2022
2-3:00pm ET
Informational Webinar (optional)

Overview of the MEISPP Program

Register Now (zoomgov link)

November 30, 2022
2-3:00pm ET
Informational Webinar (optional)

Overview of the MEISPP Program

Register Now (zoomgov link)

December 8, 2022 and January 12, 2023

2-3:00pm ET

Application Assistance Workshops (optional)

Tips for your application and a chance to ask questions about the program or your application.

December 8, 2-3pm ET | Register Now (zoomgov link)

January 12, 2-3pm ET | Register Now (zoomgov link)

January 31, 2023 11:59pm, ETApplication Deadline
February 8, 2023Letter of Reference Deadline
February 15, 2023Application Review

  • ORISE completes eligibility and compliance review.
  • Hosting facilities review applications for merit and relevance to projects and make recommendations for selection to MEISPP.

MEISPP makes final selections

March 1-April 1, 2023

(note: some offices may make offers after April 1)

Selection Notification

  • ORISE notifies candidates and hosting sites of internship assignments after receiving MEISPP approval.
  • Students return required forms to ORISE.
April 2023Internship Logistics

  • Selected candidates coordinate with mentors and facilities
  • ORISE confirms assignments and assists with travel arrangements.
Monday June 5, 2023Welcome Session
Thursday August 10, 2023Closing Ceremony
August 11, 2023Final Day of Summer Internship

Participating Offices and Laboratories

The following Department of Energy Offices participated in recent years. Their mission statement and/or sample projects provide an idea of the opportunities you might expect.  Note that opportunities can vary widely with current needs and the interest and skill level of the intern, and new offices are already committed to participating this year.

2022 Sponsoring Offices:

Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation’s premier source of energy information, and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. government.

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity develops and executes Department-wide policies to implement applicable legislation and Executive Orders that strengthen diversity and inclusion goals affecting equal employment opportunities, small and disadvantaged businesses, minority educational institutions, and historically under-represented communities.

Our mission is to identify and implement ways of ensuring that everyone is afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the Department of Energy’s programs, opportunities, and resources.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EERE’s mission is to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies and solutions to equitably transition America to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050, and ensure the clean energy economy benefits all Americans, creating good paying jobs for the American people—especially workers and communities impacted by the energy transition and those historically underserved by the energy system and overburdened by pollution. EERE includes offices such as:

  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
  • Building Technologies Office
  • Water Power Technologies Office

Office of Environmental Management

The EM mission is to complete the safe cleanup of environmental legacy resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research. EM is responsible for managing and directing the cleanup of contaminated nuclear weapons manufacturing and testing sites across the United States. Integral to that responsibility is the need to safely disposition large volumes of nuclear waste, safeguard and prepare for disposition of nuclear materials that could be used in nuclear weapons, deactivate and decommission several thousand radiologically and chemically contaminated facilities no longer needed to support the Department of Energy’s mission and remediate extensive surface and groundwater contamination.

Office of Fossil Energy

The mission of the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is to minimize the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while working towards net-zero emissions. The Office’s programs use research, development, demonstration, and deployment approaches to advance technologies to reduce carbon emissions and other environmental impacts of fossil fuel production and use, particularly the hardest-to-decarbonize applications in the electricity and industrial sectors. Priority areas of technology work include point-source carbon capture, hydrogen with carbon management, methane emissions reduction, critical mineral production, and carbon dioxide removal to address the accumulated CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. The Office recognizes that global decarbonization is essential to meeting climate goals and works to engage with international colleagues to leverage expertise in these areas. The Office is also committed to improving the conditions of communities impacted by the legacy of fossil fuel use and to supporting a healthy economic transition that accelerates the growth of good-paying jobs.

Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence is responsible for all intelligence and counterintelligence activities throughout the DOE complex, including nearly thirty intelligence and counterintelligence offices nationwide.

The Office protects vital national security information and technologies, representing intellectual property of incalculable value. Our distinctive contribution to national security is the ability to leverage the Energy Department’s unmatched scientific and technological expertise in support of policymakers as well as national security missions in defense, homeland security, cyber security, intelligence, and energy security.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility for addressing international energy issues that have a direct impact on research, development, utilization, supply, and conservation of energy affecting the United States.

Office of Management

The Mission of the Office of Management is to provide the Department of Energy with centralized direction and oversight for the full range of management, procurement and administrative services.

Office of Nuclear Energy

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) mission is to advance nuclear energy science and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs.

Office of Science

The mission of DOE’s Office of Science is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Office of Science includes the 17 National Laboratories and the Consolidated Service Centers, which play critical roles in Office of Science program execution and implementation by providing professional services in support of the entire federal Office of Science complex.

Office of Nuclear Physics

The Office of Nuclear Physics in the Department of Energy (DOE’s) Office of Science supports the experimental and theoretical research needed to create this roadmap. This quest requires a broad approach to different, but related, scientific frontiers: improving our understanding of the building blocks of matter; discovering the origins of nuclei; and identifying the forces that transform matter.

Additional Offices who have hosted MEISPP interns in past years:

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