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"Thanks to my internship at Infinite Cooling, I now clearly understand how to leverage my engineering skills to contribute to the pursuit of better energy solutions. This experience sheds light upon a tangible career path I’d love to pursue." - Max Wang, E'21 

The Energy Initiative Internship Program connects Duke students from all majors, backgrounds, and degree programs to summer internship opportunities across the energy sector, including at start-ups, utilities, renewable energy developers, and large firms.

FIND YOUR INTERNSHIP— View summer 2020 internship opportunities for Duke undergraduate and graduate students (NetID log-in required). We'll be adding new internships throughout the spring, so check back here regularly and keep an eye on our weekly newsletter.

FUND YOUR INTERNSHIP— Undergraduate students (excluding those who will be graduating in May 2020) may apply for supplementary funding through the Energy Initiative once they have been offered an energy-related internship. This funding can be used to turn an unpaid internship into a paid internship or increase the stipend for a low-paying internship. The internship does not have to be included on the Energy Initiative's list of opportunities for you to be eligible for funding. The amount of financial support will be negotiated with both student and employer, based on cost of living and availability of funds. Typically, we will only provide funding for one student internship per employer. Funding decisions are made on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP after receiving your internship offer! 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES— Explore other Duke-affiliated programs on our summer experiences page. And of course, the career center affiliated with your Duke school has information about other potential opportunities and is an excellent source of advice on interviewing and other career development skills.

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“When we heard about the Energy Initiative Internship Program, we jumped on the opportunity to list a summer 2019 opening at our tech startup, knowing that Duke students would be motivated and passionate about the energy space. It was an easy process that helped us identify an intern who was a great fit and made valuable contributions.” – Dr. Megan O’Connor, CEO, Nth Cycle

FOR COMPANIES SEEKING DUKE STUDENT INTERNS— We'll make it easy for you to find a self-starter who’s eager to learn and contribute to your company this summer. Our talent pool includes undergraduate and graduate students in many degree programs, including business, engineering, environmental management, policy, the sciences, and more. All benefit from Duke's interdisciplinary approach to energy education, which encourages systemic thinking and hones students’ problem-solving skills. 

Learn more or get started now by telling us what you seek in a candidate and how students can apply.  

QUESTIONS? Contact Stacy Peterson (Assistant Director for Student and Alumni Engagement) or make an appointment to meet with her at bit.ly/stacymeeting

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Feb
27
Location: Archie K. Davis Conference Center, 12 Davis Drive Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 USA
Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Feb
27
Location: The Generator (Gross 100C)
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Feb
27
Location: Sanford 04
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm