Department of Energy/Washington needs summer interns

Posted: December 6, 2010 by IUsec in Internships, Jobs

IU Alum Cassie Goldstein, BAJ’10,  passes along this U.S. Department of Energy/Washington, D.C. summer internship opportunity.  Deadline for applying:  Feb. 15, 2011.    

Student Temporary Employment Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is the perfect work-study combination for high school through graduate school students.  Opportunities range from full-time summer employment to positions that can last for as long as you are a student.  You might work part-time when school is in session and full-time during semester and summer breaks — or you might work only during the summer months.  

Your position at NNSA need not be related to your academic field of study.  Opportunities vary, but they generally cover a wide range of clerical, administrative, professional and technical positions that support NNSA’s missions.  Now here is the best news: you will be paid at regular government salary rates in line with your assigned duties, and you can be promoted or rewarded based on your performance.  Plus, you will gain valuable experience while serving your country.

For information on eligibility requirements and applying for these positions, please visit STEP Vacancies.

Student Temporary Employment Program

Our Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)  positions are located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  Most of our STEP positions are for summer employment.

For STEP eligibility you must be:

  • a United States citizen;
  • pursuing a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), vocational/technical certificate, or a college degree;
  • taking a half-time academic course load; and
  • maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher.

How to Apply

  • You may submit an application between October 1 and February 15 for the Student Temporary Employment Program at:  
  • Your application will be considered from February 16 through May 1.
  • All applicants will be notified of their selection status by May 31.
  • Participants will begin employment in the June timeframe.

Your application should consist of the following components:

  • a resume which includes your full name, mailing address, email address, day and evening telephone numbers (with area codes), formal education including school, graduation or expected graduation date, GPA, and U.S. citizenship status;
  • your most recent transcript;
  • and two letters of recommendation from members of your school’s faculty.


For more information, go to:


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