NOTE: this opportunity is for JUMP into STEM participants only. All students enrolled in a U.S. college or university are welcome to participate in JUMP into STEM. Please see the JUMP into STEM website for details.
The internship application will require:
All application components, including responses to all application essays and all required questions, must be completed and received in the system in order to be considered. Applicant must also complete idea submission at JUMP into STEM to be considered for the opportunity. Selections will be made by a screening committee based on challenge competition criteria and eligibility for the appointments at ORNL, NREL, and PNNL.
For questions, contact Chris Nelson at JUMP-BTIP@orise.orau.gov.
In conjunction with the Department of Energy Building Technology Office, JUMP into STEM engages students and professors from science, technology, engineering, and math backgrounds, as well as from other disciplines including architecture, art, communications, computer science, economics, policy, and the social sciences. The JUMP into STEM challenges can be presented by professors as a modular component through coursework or pursued by students as an extracurricular development opportunity.
This application is for students participating in the JUMP into STEM competition to win a 10-week paid internship during the summer of 2024 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), or the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Only select students with the top winning concepts will be eligible for internships. Awardees will be assigned their internship location.
The JUMP into STEM competition has seen five successful iterations. Please see the online news story (https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/articles/bto-announces-winners-jump-stems-final-competition-0) to learn about the August 2022 through January 2023 competition. The upcoming cycle will determine competition winners in early 2024 for summer 2024 internships.
Awards to Win
Eligible JUMP into STEM participants who win the final competition will be appointed full-time internships for the summer term (10 weeks) at ORNL, NREL, or PNNL and will be engaged in a research and technology project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Start and end dates may be flexible. Undergraduates will receive a stipend of $700 per week, pre-Master's graduate-level students will receive a stipend of $800, and post-Master's gradate-level students will receive a stipend of $900 per week. Participants are eligible for a $250 per week housing allowance and for mileage or flight travel reimbursement to/from the hosting facility (up to $1000).
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