Internship Opportunities

The Technology Integration Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office offers opportunities to industry, organizations, government, businesses, and students. The program works with both large and small organizations through partnerships, projects, and internships, as well as through Clean Cities and Communities. Join us to help transform transportation in communities across the country.

Accelerate, a Workforce Development Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers paid internships through Clean Cities and Communities Accelerate, a workforce development initiative that unites Clean Cities and Communities coalitions across the country with early-career professionals interested in changing the future of on-road transportation. This initiative, managed by Argonne National Laboratory, aims to advance the adoption of clean transportation technologies, and positively impact the nation’s air quality, energy security, and economic prosperity.

Internships are available throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates (up to one year post-graduation), from a variety of majors, including communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, environmental sciences, and urban planning. Students pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from community colleges or universities are eligible.

Through engaging with local coalition projects, interns are exposed to topics focused on alternative fuels and vehicles, public infrastructure, community outreach, and technology integration, positioning them for success in a variety of career paths, with many interns moving on to permanent positions with the coalition or industry.

Learning Opportunity

Internship Applications

Applications are open for the Fall 2024 internship with Clean Cities and Communities Accelerate. Apply by Aug. 4, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Interns in Accelerate work with coalition directors and community stakeholders in a broad range of capacities to promote clean vehicle technologies locally. Participants can expect to gain a hands-on education in project areas including but not limited to event planning, data analytics, market research, website design, and content creation for social media and newsletters.

Additionally, the workforce development initiative facilitates peer exchange and continued education opportunities by hosting exclusive webinars on topics such as time management, project management, and best practices in communications, along with sharing case studies from coalitions involved in the initiative and offering courses on technical areas of interest. This opportunity is an excellent way for interns to learn about the industry and meaningfully contribute to transforming the transportation sector in communities across the country.

More Information

To learn more, contact Marcy Rood or Lisa Heineman. Find more internship opportunities from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.