USDOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program is a Department-wide program designed to create a pipeline of highly qualified talent in disciplinary fields that support mission critical areas of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE Scholars Program provides opportunities designed to introduce DOE missions, functions, and operations to talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.  These opportunities will help prepare Scholars towards the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and other organizations that support the DOE mission.

As a result, you will:

  • Gain insight and experience on DOE’s mission, culture and operations.
  • Showcase your education, talent and skills while contributing to the DOE’s mission and operations.
  • Enhance your preparedness for scientific, technological and policy related-careers.
  • Become part of a skilled workforce for the future that will benefit both the DOE and the overall global competitiveness of the nation.

Opportunities may be available at DOE Headquarters, DOE Field Offices, and other participating DOE sites. Available appointments vary with DOE office/facility needs. The offices/facilities listed below have sponsored Scholars in the past and may consider sponsoring additional Scholars. There is no guarantee that a specific location will have Scholars each year.

Program Offices, Washington, D.C.

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Office of Environmental Management

Office of Fossil Energy

Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Office of Nuclear Energy

Office of Science

Field Sites

Carlsbad Field Office, Carlsbad, NM

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID

Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA

Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken, SC

Other Agencies

National Nuclear Security Administration


Current Opportunities to apply for may be found at: The DOE Scholars Program may offer multiple opportunities during the year to accommodate the needs and schedule of individual sponsoring offices. Each opportunity listed contains information about the sponsoring office(s), eligibility requirements and deadlines.  You may apply to multiple opportunities during the year.

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