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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, large firms, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

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— Duke undergraduate and graduate students (excluding those who will be graduating in May 2020) may apply for supplementary funding through the Energy Initiative Internship Program 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 numerous factors, including the extent of compensation (if any) indicated in your internship offer letter. 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! The FINAL DEADLINE for summer 2020 supplementary funding applications is Wed., April 29 at 5 p.m. EDT. Note: For summer 2020, students will be eligible for funding only if their internship will be conducted remotely.   

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, AGENCIES, & ORGANIZATIONS 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)

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 

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