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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship - U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy

This is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Participants have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. Participants receive a stipend and transportation expenses.

Applicants must:

-Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
-Be a U.S. Citizen
-Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
-Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level (Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for fall 2017).
-Be at least a college sophomore at the time of application.
-Be available to participate in the full 10-week program

The MLEF program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

-Current undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600
-Current Master’s students receive a weekly stipend of $750
-Current Ph.D students receive a weekly stipend of $850

Some fellows may be authorized to receive an additional allowance to offset the cost of housing and travel expenses. This allowance may not cover the full cost of housing or travel to the program site.


early January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Science, STEM

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen, Minimum 3.0 GPA, at least 18 years old

Last Updated:
July 12, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17