The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to have student volunteer opportunities open for energy, environment, science, technology, communications, and public affairs majors, within our Office of the Under Secretary for Science & Energy. Our Student Volunteer program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with meaningful opportunities to explore Federal service while in school. The Internship provides manager’s a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements.
Students selected from this announcement will be assigned to Office of the Under Secretary for Science & Energy in the Headquarters Office of the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. They will perform a wide variety of duties to support a multitude of climate and clean energy initiatives across the Department of Energy, including but not limited to agency-wide clean energy technology goal setting, emissions reduction efforts in the National Laboratories and other Federal installations, and communication of Agency efforts across and beyond the Federal Government.
As a Student Volunteer, you may:
§ Create memos, documents, visual aids, and presentations using Microsoft Office and other design software tools, such as Lucid chart and the Adobe Suite
§ Perform broad, multi-disciplinary surveys of climate and clean energy initiatives and advancements
§ Develop communications tools and work products to advance Agency initiatives
§ Engage with Federal Employees across the agency
§ Participate in special projects
§ Take notes at meetings
· Strong analytical and oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to translate basic information into specific actions; through reading and interpretation of regular technical material.
· Skills in dealing with others in a work relationship; and
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· An interest in the DOE’s mission, especially climate change and public service
· Detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently.
· Able to work as a team and accept constructive criticism.
· Successful applicants will work from home [telecommute]. DOE will not provide IT equipment. Successful applicants must have operating computer systems compatible with DOE operating programs.
· U.S. Citizenship is required