Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) Summer Internship 2023
Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: Bi-weekly Stipend
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Summer Session (Full-Time Appointments)
Undergraduate student - $750 per week
Graduate student - $950 per week
During Academic Terms (Part-time Appointments)
Stipends for part-time appointments will be prorated based on the expected level of effort.
In Person/Hybrid Summer Session
The following benefits will be offered if you relocate more than 50 miles from your home location during the summer.
Commuting: a stipend supplement of $50 per week to offset expenses associated with commuting to/from your official assigned location and local meetings/training.
Housing: a stipend supplement will be paid based on the assigned location. Supplements range from $343 - $777 per week.
Inbound-Outbound Travel: Up to $1000 reimbursement for limited inbound/outbound transportation expenses from your current address to the assigned location.
Virtual Internships Summer Session
If no relocation is required to complete your summer appointment, you will receive a stipend supplement of $150 per week to offset the cost of remote participation.
75 openings available.
MEISPP can provide you with a great summer experience working within the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE sponsors more physical science than any other U.S. federal agency, but with over 14,000 employees and 90,000 contractors, DOE is a lot more than just STEM. Undergraduates and graduate students in most majors can find an opportunity to be a part of the DOE’s mission “to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.”
Students studying in these areas are encouraged to apply:
Sciences - Biological, Computer, Information Technology, Geology, Math, Microbiology, and Physics.
Social Sciences - Economics, International Relations, Law, National Security, Organizational Psychology, Policy, Political Science and Sociology.
Business - Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Finance, Management, and Public Administration.
MEISPP offers 10-week assignments from June 5th through August 11th, 2023. Some assignments may continue part time during the academic year. Do something big this summer – intern with the DOE!
You must meet the following to be eligible for an internship:
Be at least 18 years of age
Be a U.S. citizen (permanent residents and green card holders are ineligible)
Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time during the 2022-2023 academic year at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). MSI’s that meet the statutory criteria for identification (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) and are eligible for this program are listed here: MSI designation list (Excel, 66kb).
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
We’re looking for applicants who demonstrate:
Commitment to public service
Interest in energy-related issues
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Additional eligibility factors:
Have coverage under a health insurance plan before arriving at the appointment site and maintain coverage during the appointment.
Candidates selected for an internship appointment will be required to provide proof of enrollment during the Spring 2023 term.
Undergraduate seniors graduating in May/June are eligible to participate in summer internships and may continue during the academic year if entering a graduate program at a MSI during the following Fall term. Proof of enrollment in a MSI will need to be submitted before the Fall internship period starts.
Graduate students completing their degree in May/June are only eligible to participate in a summer internship.
Students may apply for and are eligible to participate in the program at multiple times during their undergraduate and graduate studies. However, there should not be an assumption or expectation of being selected for another internship. All students must re-apply and be selected for a project during each application cycle.
About Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, and educate the next generation of scientists.
ORISE administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.
ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.