Learn about the many programs and opportunities available to graduate students.
NREL's Research Participant Program provides graduate students with mentorship, hands-on experience, and professional development activities designed to strengthen technical and professional skills.
The Office of Science Graduate Student Research program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at national laboratories.
The Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems graduate program trains graduates to enter the workforce in roles supporting advanced energy innovation and energy systems integration in government, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector.
The GEM organization recruits under-represented minorities (Black/Hispanic/Native American) in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who are in graduate school or interested in going to graduate school. GEM works with universities and employers to help fund up to 5 years of a doctorate or 2 years of a master's program and an internship at NREL.
NREL's ENRGE summer internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students at minority-serving institutions hands-on experience in engineering disciplines of power, energy, and cybersecurity.
|Apply and Contact
|NREL's Research Participant Program
|Year-round and summer
|No deadline until position is filled
|Poster presentation (optional)
|Apply to NREL's Research Participant Program. Select Intern under Job Type.
Contact: Diona Duvall
|Office of Science Graduate Student Research
|Project Plan, Technical Report
|Apply to the Office of Science Graduate Student Research.
Contact: Danelle Wilder
|Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems Graduate Program
|Priority application deadline – Dec. 15
|Non-thesis master's degree or Ph.D. degree
|Apply to the Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems Degree Program.
|GEM Fellowship Program
|Minimum 10 weeks
Contact: Danelle Wilder
|NREL's Enabling Native Researchers and Other Minorities Through Graduate Education Internship Program
|End of January
|Abstract(s), presentation(s), progress report(s), research report(s) (or similar product)
Applications will be posted on the NREL Careers site when they become available.