Deadline: January 13, 2023.
The DOE Omni Technology Alliance Internship Program Application 2023 for US Citizens
The DOE Omni Technology Alliance Internship Program provides paid 10-week summer internships for up to three consecutive summers for talented undergraduate and graduate students in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and other related fields.
Interns will hold appointments at DOE national laboratories, Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), plants, DOE Headquarters, and other approved sites.
Interns will receive hands-on experience in an immersive environment that provides them with an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of DOE. Moreover, interns will be mentored by leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals to address cybersecurity and information technology challenges while gaining valuable, real-world experience to complement their education and open opportunities for careers within the federal government.
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for an internship:
- Be at least 18 years of age by June 1.
- Be a U.S. citizen. Selected candidates must provide suitable documentation to verify citizenship as requested.
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institute of higher education or an institution approved by DOE, and be pursuing a degree in cybersecurity, information technology (IT), engineering or other IT-related fields
- Be a recent graduate who has graduated with an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree, has completed a combined BS/MS program, or has completed a graduate degree program in cybersecurity, information technology (IT), engineering or other IT-related fields. The time period between receipt of an undergraduate or graduate degree and starting the Omni Program must be two years or less.
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
- Be available to participate in the full 10-week appointment beginning on June 5, 2023. Exceptions to the proposed schedule may be considered on a case-by-case basis to accommodate candidate’s academic schedule.
- Stipend: $750 per week (stipend will increase to $850 and $950 in the second and third year of participation, respectively)
- Travel: Travel reimbursement will be provided for inbound and outbound expenses up to $1,000 for participants who relocate more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site. 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.
- Housing Allowance: A housing allowance of a minimum $240 per week will be provided. 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.
- Virtual Appointments: Appointments may be hosted virtually at the discretion and approval of the host site or facility.
Who Should Apply – The DOE Omni Technology Alliance Internship Program Application 2023 for US Citizens
- Receive financial support including a stipend and travel allowances for summer internships.
- Have the opportunity for progressive and rotational internship assignments for three consecutive summers while pursuing a degree.
- Have the potential to obtain a security clearance and postgraduate employment.
- Participate in and contribute to DOE mission-related activities under the guidance of cyber security and information technology experts and/or DOE staff.
- Learn and collaborate with cybersecurity and information technology experts at DOE-approved facilities working to address the nation’s most critical cybersecurity challenges, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, cyber and IT experts, and DOE and/or contractor staff.
- Explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive advantage as you apply your education, talent, and skills in a variety of setting across the entire DOE complex.
- eam job and favorite college course in your field or degree). Explain how this opportunity may enable you to achieve your goals. Describe any experiences or situations that you feel have influenced your interests.
- What are your plans after graduation?
- Skills:List your professional/technical skills and abilities that are relevant to this opportunity, including knowledge/skills related to specialized laboratory equipment or techniques, computer hardware, software or computer languages and/or applications.
- Relevance to DOE Mission
- Which of the DOE Omni Alliance focus areas are of interest to you? Information about the DOE Omni Alliance focus areas can be found at Omni Alliance Program Focus Areas.
- List which offices and laboratories are of most interest to you and why. Please review the mission of the different program offices and laboratories found at https://www.energy.gov/offices.
- Were you familiar with the work of the DOE prior to applying for this internship?
- Internship Preferences
- What region(s) would you like to participate in for your internship?
- What type of site would be your preference for your internship?
- Indicate your internship type preference (Remote, On-site (In-person), Hybrid (Both remote and in-person)
- 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. Transcript or academic records must clearly show:
- your name
- name of the academic institution
- enrollment during the winter/spring academic term
- in progress/completed courses
- grades and most recent cumulative GPA, and
- degree in progress.
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.
- Academic or Professional Recommendation – You are encouraged to request a recommendation from a professional who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your academic merits, scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommendations from personal (non-professional) acquaintances such us friends, relatives, neighbors are discouraged. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Recommendations submitted via email will not be accepted.
- All documents must be submitted via Zintellect. All application components must be received in the system in order to be considered.
- Do not forget to check the status of your recommendation. You may check the status of your recommendation at any time from your Zintellect Dashboard. You may request more than one recommendation but only the first one received will be attached to your application. Your application is not available for consideration until your application is completed with a recommendation.