The Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the value that student interns and entry level employees bring to our multi-talented workforce. We maintain a wide range of student-focused programs to help you explore the array of opportunities offered by DOE.
Why Work Here?
We are at the forefront of advancing equity in clean energy solutions to combat the global threat of climate change and promote America's energy independence. We’re helping America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future.
DOE offers employment through exciting career and internship opportunities in science, technology, engineering, national security, international affairs, and business. Our National Laboratories offer opportunities to work on cutting edge research alongside top scientists. Only here do you have so many opportunities to make a positive difference in your community, your nation, and your world.
Federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, and those with an advanced degree. Pathways Programs include three different paths:
- Internship Program – The Internship Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible.
- Recent Graduates Program – The recent graduate program is for those who have graduated, within the past two years, from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program (may be extended up to 6 years for veterans who meet certain criteria).
- Presidential Management Fellows Program – This program is for recent graduates with an advanced degree—either a professional or graduate degree such as a master’s, Ph.D., or J.D.
Student Volunteer Programs
- DOE's Student Volunteer Program
- General Counsel Law Student Intern Program
- EERE Student Volunteer Internship Program
- College and Continued Learning - Offerings for community college students, undergraduates, graduate learning and Doctoral students, and Postdocs, including educational online content, events, research and more.
- Executive Order 13562 – Expands the eligibility window for applicants, making it more "student friendly" by aligning it with academic calendars and allowing those who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years to participate.
- Student and Recent Graduates Opportunities at a Glance