Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program
For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals, and this program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in STEM.
Selected candidates train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects, consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During these 10-week energy fellowships, participants receive a stipend, and some students may be eligible for housing and travel allowances for the duration of the program. They also gain insight into how DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.
A complete application consists of:
- An application
- A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
- Two educational or professional references
To increase your chances of being selected for the MLEF program, we recommend:
1.Reading the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure you can be considered for this program.
2.Spending the necessary time on application and your resume.
a.Answer each question.
b.Effective and efficient writing is valued over quantity of writing.
3.Ensuring that everything you submit is grammatically correct, clearly expressed and neatly organized.
a.Write a draft, edit it repeatedly, and ask someone whose judgement you trust to read it and make suggestions for improvement.
b.Use a word processor to draft your answers and then copy and paste to the application.
4.Lining up your recommendations early! Don’t wait until the last minute.
5.Asking questions! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if something isn’t clear.
6.SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION! We can’t select you if you don’t submit an application!
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For over 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.
At the conclusion of the program, Fellows are required to attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research findings and tour a technical site located nearby.
- Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- At time of application, be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
- Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.
- Be available to participate in the full 10-week program
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
- Overall GPA: 3.00
- Communications and Graphics Design
- Computer Sciences
- Earth and Geosciences
- Environmental and Marine Sciences
- Life Health and Medical Sciences
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Other Physical Sciences
- Age: Must be 18 years of age
I certify, that at the time of application, I am at least 18 years of age; that I am a U.S. Citizen; that I am currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral level and that I am at least a current sophomore; that I have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and that I am available to participate in the MLEF program from June 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019.
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