Federal Agency STEM Opportunities


A group photo of staff from the Department of Energy and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

These resources were compiled by the U.S. DOE Tribal STEM Subcommittee. This page includes U.S. federal agency science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources and opportunities for students, STEM professionals and educators with a focus on agencies that the subcommittee engages. This is not an exhaustive list. To submit additional opportunities, please email them to tribalenergy@ncsl.org.

Please visit the hyperlink for each opportunity for the latest information on eligibility and application deadlines and requirements. For a list of opportunities specifically for Alaskan Natives and Native Americans, please visit this webpage


Federal Agency STEM Opportunities

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)



Undergraduate and Graduate/postdoctoral

Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented high school, undergraduate and graduate students eight- to 10-week summer internships with DOE and its network of national laboratories.

Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral

Pathways Intern and Recent Graduate Opportunities

Undergraduate, Graduate DOE Omni Technology Alliance Internship Program-Summer. This program seeks to provide opportunities for students to participate in programs, projects, and activities designed to secure the Nation's energy, scientific, and nuclear technologies from malicious attackers.

Pre-college, Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

STEM Rising is DOE's initiative to inspire, educate and spark an upward trajectory to lifelong success in STEM by sharing DOE's programs, resources, competitions, events, internship opportunities and more.


View DOE’s nationwide STEM and cybersecurity-related positions on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority page.



View DOE’s nationwide job opportunities at USAJOBS. 


Energy Education Resources: Find lesson plans, science projects and other activities for the classroom or at home to excite K-12 students about clean energy. 

DOE National Laboratories


Visit the National Labs' jobs pages to explore opportunities available across one of the most productive and sophisticated research systems in the world.

Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

DOE’s National Laboratories offer internships and fellowships. View current opportunities and application deadlines here

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

EERE offers opportunities for students, recent graduates and others looking for internships, fellowships and similar programs. View current opportunities and application deadlines here.


EERE’s job vacancies are listed with USAJobs online here. Find more on EERE’s employment opportunities here. Additional opportunities through EERE include EERE’s Solar Energy Careers and Federal Energy and Manufacturing Workforce Training Programs.


Visit this page to explore renewable energy and energy efficiency career resources in EERE and the national labs.

Pre-college, Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

You can find a wide range of energy-related contests for all ages, including for university students and professors

DOE Office of Science

Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

The Science Graduate Fellowship Program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research relevant to the Office of Science and encourages the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

Undergraduate, Graduate/postdoctoral, Educators and Professionals

Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists sponsors workforce training programs designed to motivate students and educators to pursue careers that will contribute to the Office of Science’s mission in discovery science and science for the national need.


The National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests middle and high school students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)


Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Faculty Development Grant, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant provides funding for scholarships, fellowships, faculty development, and trade school and community college programs.  

Public, State and

Private institutions of higher education

NRC’s Research and Development Grant provides funding to support research and development for nuclear science, engineering, technology and related disciplines.

Undergraduate and Graduate/postdoctoral

CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) education.


NRC’s Temporary Summer Student Program provides exposure to career opportunities, people, places and situations at the U.S. NRC.

Undergraduate and Graduate/postdoctoral

Co-Operative Education Program hires college or university students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering and other disciplines related to the NRC Mission. 


Office Of Personnel Management

Undergraduate and Graduate/postdoctoral

Scholarship for Service (SFS) provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) education. The list of participating institutions along with contact information and the application/selection process for each may be found at Participating Institutions.