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DOE Clean Energy Fellowship


The DOE Clean Energy Innovators Fellowship sponsors individuals to work full-time at Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) across the country to advance power system resilience and accelerate affordable clean energy solutions. This is a 1-year appointment with the option to extend for a second year. Applicants will be matched with a PUC based on the candidate’s geographic preferences, as well as skillsets and relevant experience. Fellows represent a range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. Applications are due May 7th and submission details are available here.




Earn Graduate Credits in Public Administration


Earn graduate credits in public administration as a UNC undergraduate student.

  • Explore a career in public service
  • Choose classes in a variety of public administration areas including nonprofit management, state and federal government, community and economic development, and local government.
  • Earn up to 12 graduate level credits as a UNC undergraduate student.
  • Earned credits may count towards the UNC MPA or other graduate degree.


Classes are subject to availability and instructor approval.


For more information, contact Cara Robinson, Director of Admissions, at




Greening Youth Foundation Internship


The Greening Youth Foundation is looking for environmental science students who are interested in acquiring federal work experience through paid internships.


The position description can be found at this link: Special Uses Coordinator Intern


Here are some key details:


Location: LBJ Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (Franklin, NC)

Duration: 8 months

Start Date: May or June 2022 (there is flexibility w/ start date)

Pay: $12.50/hr

$1000/month housing stipend

$100/month commuting

Up to $1500 available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with RA role and goals.

2-year non-competitive hiring certificate (after successful completion of 960 hours).


Students who are interested can apply by sending email their resumes directly to me ( A cover letter is not required!


As the last bullet states, students who complete the internship will receive a non-competitive hiring authority that will allow them to be considered for federal jobs ahead of the general public.




2022 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at BIOS: Collaborative Marine Research


Fully Funded, Marine Science Research Internships for Undergraduates



The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (Award number OCE-2050858), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support nine internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS in Fall 2022 (starts August 29 – ends November 18). An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in the marine and ocean sciences.


Funding includes air fare (from and to the U.S.) campus accommodation and all meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend.


This life-changing 12-week program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct intensive, hands-on individual research projects in a collaborative team environment under the expert mentorship of BIOS faculty and staff.


This year’s REU research projects will be based around the following broad research themes:

  • Measuring Coral Reef Community Light-Use Efficiency
  • Coral Reef Function: Environmental Drivers of Organism and Community Scale Metabolism
  • Coral Larval Settlement and Recruitment Dynamics


An overview of the 2022 REU projects can be found here.


Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here, including eligibility and online application information, student testimonials and more detail on potential projects that students may apply to work on. BIOS maintains a Facebook page where you can find out more about the programs we offer, read about current and past interns who have conducted research, and receive updates on ongoing projects at BIOS!


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Over 18 and enrolled in a program of undergraduate study immediately before and after the program dates
  • S. citizen or permanent resident


The 2022 REU Program application deadline is May 31. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions. Underrepresented groups and students attending colleges or universities with limited STEM research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.


Questions? Please contact us