The Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy is now accepting applications for a 12-week summer internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Participants receive hands-on experience with tribal renewable energy projects and issues surrounding renewable energy use and application.
These summer internships allow current full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues to help support Indian Energy Program efforts through participation in technical projects. Interns join a cross-disciplinary team at Sandia and interact with renewable energy staff, Native American Tribes, and the Lab’s American Indian Outreach Committee to execute the program’s activities.
Along with other DOE national labs, Sandia provides critical support to the Indian Energy Program. In addition to other responsibilities to the Office of Indian Energy, Sandia manages the Indian Energy Program’s student internships.
For additional information on internship requirements, visit the college student internship program.
Ready to apply? Visit the Sandia National Laboratories Internship web page and look for job postings 659639 (graduate) and 659640 (undergraduate), or contact Sandra Begay with Sandia National Laboratories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past reports produced by interns:
- Microbial Fuel Cell Possibilities on American Indian Tribal Lands
- Identifying Sustainable Design Opportunities in Tribal Hotels and Casinos Focus: Mescalero Inn of the Mountain Gods Hotel & Casino
- An Asset-Based Approach to Tribal Community Energy Planning
- The Renewable Energy Path for Tribes
- Identifying Barriers and Pathways for Success for Renewable Energy Development on American Indian Lands (SAND#2016-311J)
- Begay, S., DOE Presentation, “Solar Energy Technologies and Their Utilization on Native American Tribal Lands,” August, 2017.
- Begay, S., DOE/IE Report, “Solar Energy Technologies and the Utilization on Native American Tribal Lands,” August, 2017