Monday, December 19, 2011

Internship & Fellowship Opportunities: White House Initiative on HBCUs

Internships and Scholarships—White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Internships

·         The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is a 10-week paid summer internship with opportunities in the US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, for women and minority students who are currently enrolled in Science, Technology (IT), Engineering, and Math majors at an accredited college or university. Application deadline is
December 31, 2011. For more information and application materials, please visit www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships/index.html
·         Summer 2012 White House Internship Program application now open
The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. Application deadline:
January 22, 2012. For more information and application materials, please visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships
·         U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer 2012 Research Experiences
Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty
The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend of $500 each week plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.
The DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer internship doing research at a university-based DHS Center of Excellence. The award includes a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location.
·         ORNL/ORAU HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Participants will hold summer appointments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where they will become part of research teams investigating a range of important topics. 2011 Research Projects may be accessed at: http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/hbcu-mei-descriptions.htm. PDF (28K)
·         Federal Internship Directory
One of the best ways to gain experience and make connections within government is to intern with a federal agency. Information on many fellowships and internships available during the school year as well as the summer is available at: http://www.makingthedifference.org/federalinternships/search/srartRow/70

Fellowships

·         The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is accepting applications for two new research fellowships.
o        Research opportunities for recent Ph.D. graduates...
The EERE Postdoctoral Fellowships support its mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities. Application deadline is
June 30, 2011. More information and application materials can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/postdoctoral_fellowships/

o        Policy-related projects for Ph.D. scientists and engineers...The EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Selected applicants will be assigned to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information and application materials, visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/stp_fellowships.html

Applicants selected as Fellows may have the additional distinction of guiding the implementation of the new solar SunShot Initiative in the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program. The SunShot Fellows will have a key leadership role in beginning new research and development programs to achieve the goal of $1/W installed photovoltaics by 2020.

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