Technology-to-Market Summer Scholar Program
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that funds creative, out-of-the-box, transformational energy technologies that are too early stage for private investment. ARPA-E programs provide top energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and tech-to-market guidance to radically improve U.S. energy security, energy efficiency, and environmental well-being. The driving question behind all ARPA-E programs is “If it works, will it matter?”
ARPA-E recruits summer scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in defining commercialization pathways for high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers experience in advancing the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market applications in a fast-paced environment.
ARPA-E’s Summer Scholars Program is designed to prepare ARPA-E funded technologies to achieve maximum impact and return on investment for ARPA-E project teams, stakeholders, and our Nation’s taxpayers. This internship provides a unique opportunity to work under and interface with the ARPA-E Technology-to-Market team, the ARPA-E Program Directors, and ARPA-E Fellows. We are seeking graduate students interested in:
· Researching market trends, cross-industry collaboration opportunities, and go-to-market strategies
· Assisting in developing techno-economic analysis
· Performing stakeholder analysis to identify technology adopters and laggards
· Analyzing system reliability at varying levels or renewable penetration
Previous internship projects included:
· Identifying Technology Pathways for Zero Carbon Aviation
· Sustainable Pathway for Fusion Commercialization
· Developing a Framework to Evaluate Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies that Rely on Low-cost Renewable Power
· Managing the Risks of Stochastic Grid Resources to Optimize Reliability
· Leveraging Soil Carbon Markets to Drive Innovation, Carbon Removal and Management in Agricultural Systems
· Emissions Analyses Across the Bioeconomy: Carbon Sequestration and Mitigation Potentials for Biofuels
· L4 Connected Autonomous Market Assessment
· Greenhouse Gas Impacts Modeling
· Future Markets and Current Economics for Renewable Hydrogen
Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion into the project and must be comfortable working independently. Job requirements include strong analytical, written and oral communication abilities.
The ideal candidate(s) will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. electrical engineering, physics, material science, agriculture, economics, computer science, etc.), be in the midst of completing a graduate level degree, preferably M.S. or MBA.
Selected Summer Scholar(s) will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; typical length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks. The position is based at ARPA-E’s headquarters in Washington, DC. This opportunity is available only to U.S. citizens.
How to Apply
Highly motivated candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter, a writing sample, and two references at https://arpa-e.energy.gov/career/job-opportunities.
Questions can be directed via email to ARPA-Efirstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Energy Scholars” in the subject heading.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Applications are due no later than Sunday, January 30, 2022, and will be processed on a rolling schedule. Interested parties are encouraged to apply early.