The Department of Energy began with the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb during World War II. The DOE is responsible for U.S. energy security, nuclear stockpile maintenance, environmental cleanup and technological innovations. It’s won more R&D awards than any private sector organization, and twice as many as all of the other federal agencies combined. Accolades include awards from Discover magazine, energy and water management awards, and several Nobel Prizes.
A number of offices take interns—the Energy Information Administration, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and the Office of Environmental Management, just to name a few. Interns in the DOE’s two-year program receive intensive developmental training that focuses on science/engineering and business. After the training, they are hired and assigned to entry-to mid-level positions (GS-5 through GS-12) in their respective fields.
GS-5: open to college seniors or recent graduates; GS-7: open to grad students with advanced academic achievement or one year of specialized experience; GS-9: open to individuals who have completed their master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
U.S. Department of Energy
United States Dept of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: (800) DIAL-DOE
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students