About the Program

The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program seeks students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic majors, including, but not limited to:

Engineering — Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Material, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Nuclear, and Petroleum.

Sciences — Biological, Computer, Information Technology, Geology, Math, Microbiology, and Physics.

Social Sciences — Economics, Organizational Psychology, Political Science, Policy, Public Administration, International Relations, National Security and Sociology.

Business — Accounting, Finance, Management, and Business Administration.

Program Objectives

Technical Experience

High School students gain 8 weeks and Post-Secondary students gain 10 weeks of substantive professional and technical career experience while working side-by-side with an assigned mentor who is a subject matter expert in the U.S. Department of Energy. Mentors will help students tailor their practical work experience to the larger context of their professional interests.

Interpersonal and Leadership Skills

Interns participate in workshops that are designed to develop well-rounded leaders. Workshops may address topics such as time management, development of a professional identity, or effective communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Students have an opportunity to network with experts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. By attending business meetings, scheduled field trips and planned activities, students have a chance to explore career opportunities on a daily basis.

Eligibility requirements:

High School Students

College Students

Applicants must also demonstrate the following:


To apply for the 2014 MEISPP internship the following documents must be recieved
by Mar 31, 2014:

Please mail application materials to:

Jason Jeter
Project Coordinator
VARCom Solutions, LLC
1814 13th Street NW
Washington DC 20009

Applications will not be considered unless all required documents have been received by the deadline.

For additional information, please email the MEISPP team at .

Important Dates:

Mar 31, 2014

Deadline for application submission to include ALL supporting documents

April - End of May, 2014

All applicants will be notified of their status (selected or rejected) and those selected will receive official offer letter, HR documents and welcome package

How Will I Know if I am Selected?

Applicants selected to participate in the 2014 Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program will be notified within approximately 60 days from the submission deadline (Mar 31, 2014). Selected applicants will receive an official offer letter within 10 business days of being notified.

Applicants who are not selected to participate in MEISPP will be notified as soon as possible after the selection committee has made their decision.