Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program, Opportunity at DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE).
What will I be doing? As an ORISE participant, you will serve as a technical resource to the Assistant Secretary and NE Senior Advisors with opportunities to learn how to develop briefing materials, formulate Congressional inquiries, draft testimony, and support policy development on nuclear energy-related issues. You will have opportunities to enhance quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills. You will also be learning and engaging in the following activities:
Supporting specific initiatives related NE policy and research activities as directed.
Research and document state, local government, utility, and public utility commission policies and best practices to enhance NE’s goals.
Interface with NE program offices to learn how they execute NE mission through the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects.
Present at technical conferences and events to solicit stakeholder feedback on program activities
Why should I apply? You will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future. You will enhance your education and training in nuclear energies policy and research activities, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with top scientists and engineers, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.
You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment, based on your academic and professional background. Additional benefits include Health Insurance and an education allowance to cover travel-related expenses and professional development activities as approved by NE.
This opportunity is available to U.S. Citizens and completed or be in the process of completing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree.
Questions? EmailDOE-RPP@orise.orar.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-NE-2021-6000] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
A complete application consists of:
Zintellect Profile and responses to opportunity specific questions
A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, and relevant experiences
Educational or professional recommendations
Academic Records - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate may be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
One (1) Recommendation - Applicants are required to provide contact information for at least one recommendation in order to submit the application. You are encouraged to request a recommendation from a professional who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommendation requests must be sent through the Zintellect application system. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Letters of recommendation submitted via email will not be accepted.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
Additional Salary Information: NE may authorize a stipend increase to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE. A relocation allowance may be provided for participants relocating to the Washington, D.C. Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by NE.
Internal Number: DOE-STP-NE-2021-6000
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education 100 Orau Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, United States, GovernmentAbout Oak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationThe Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members. ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.