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 the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. 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. We are looking for climate ambitious leaders who are ready to tackle climate change.
Students selected from this announcement will be assigned to the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Headquarters Office of the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. However, for the Summer of 2021 they will be remote. They will perform a wide variety of duties including scheduling, data entry and analysis, summarizing of briefs, writing first draft talking points from memos, and copywrite editing as well as work to help meet DOE’s mission and the student’s learning objectives.
As a Department of Energy Student Volunteer, you will:
· Research congressional members and draft memos
· Research program needs and prepare documents for various projects within the office
· Participate in special projects related to areas of interest
· Draft and refine speaking remarks for Principles within the department
· Complete professional development sessions with direct manager
· Utilize Microsoft Office skills to design, analyze and create documents and/or presentations to support department programs
§ Review standard forms, reports and/or other documents for accuracy and completeness
§ Provide administrative support and coordination assistance to staffers in the Office of the Deputy Secretary
§ Attend meetings as an active listener, thinking critically of what is actionable
· Strong analytical and oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to translate basic information into specific actions; through reading and interpretation of regular technical material.
· Creative thinker that is looking to explore the many topics covered at the Department of Energy
· Skills in dealing with others in a work relationship; and
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· An interest in the DOE’s mission, especially regarding climate change, international innovation, and national security.
· Detail oriented, timely, organized, and able to work independently.
· Able to work as a team and comfortable with 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