The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, 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). Candidates who are selected
will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent
with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.
During the 10 weeks, students will work at one of several locations
<http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/Assignment_Locations.html>. At the
conclusion of the internship, students will attend a "Technical Forum"
where they will present their research project and tour several technical
sites located nearby (the location of the technical forum changes every
Candidates will receive a paid stipend during the program, in addition to
approved transportation expenses to and from the internship site and
technical forum location. The MLEF program allows students to gain
valuable experience in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and
offers an "inside view" of federal employment which encourages students to
consider future opportunities within the Department of Energy.
To qualify for the program, students must:
* Be 18 years of age;
* Be a citizen of the United States;
* Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university
(sophomore year or higher); and
* Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Students will be paid:
* A weekly stipend of $600 for undergraduate students;
* A weekly stipend of $750 for Master's students;
* A weekly stipend of $850 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students;
* Approved travel costs to and from the host site; and
* Approved travel costs to the Technical Forum for presentations and
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